I got lucky, and found a well-used one on eBay for about $200, which
is only a bit more than the 4x5 holder itself. Mine is the older
Sidekick (not Super), which doesn't have a couple of the niceties of
the Super version. I can only save the E-6 bleach, while the Super can
also save the developer for replenishing. I also have to switch out an
EPROM to switch between 6 and 3 step E-6 processing, and both are
programmed into the Super.
The Kodak 5L E-6 kit always worked well for me, but has been
discontinued for a while now. I just finished up my last one not too
long ago, so I'll either have to try the larger quantity route or a
On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 7:18 AM, Sawyer, Edward <Ed.Sawyer@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dawid, yes new they are quite pricey, but used they are more reasonable. I
> paid about $650 for a new unused one on ebay a few years ago. I have seen
> them anywhere between 450-1400 on ebay since then.
> I use the industrial sizes of chemistry, not the uselessly small repackaged
> 'home' kits. I usually buy dev to make 5 gallons, bleach to make about the
> same or more, fix to make something like 20gallons, and final rinse to make
> 20 gallons or so too. All but the bleach is cheap and easy to source. You
> can do replenishment or oneshot. I do replenish and reuse the bleach, but use
> oneshot for the rest, as its still plenty cheap to do so. Apug has a good
> sticky thread on sources and such.
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