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Foma makes reversal kits. Not sure if they work with Scala. You might contact J&C.
 

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Very good article, Roman. Thanks!
 

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It is quite easy to process Scala as a negative film. I use Rodinal Special (also known as Studional and completely different from Rodinal).
 

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No, not from Agfa - and thats intentional. The Scala process is proprietary, Agfa claims control on all aspects within the participating labs. At least within Germany the labs send in control strips on a weekly base - it is a professional film with a professional process.

But you can process it in any commercial bw slide kit, wether be it from Kodak, Foma, Tetenal or home brew based on paper developer, rhodanit, sulphuric acid, permanganate and a 50W bulb.
 
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Tom Kershaw said:
What's the advantage of using SCALA in a home-brew kit then, over TMAX or DELTA 100, if positives are required? There is a big price difference between DELTA and SCALA.
I don't understand the question. SCALA is a B&W transparency film. Just wanted to know if there was a way to process it at home, that's all. I wanted to experiment.

Regards, Art.
 
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rjr said:
But you can process it in any commercial bw slide kit, wether be it from Kodak, Foma, Tetenal or home brew based on paper developer, rhodanit, sulphuric acid, permanganate and a 50W bulb.
Are you sure? Where are these kits? I've looked everwhere. More detailes needed.

Thanks, Art.
 

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gr82bart said:
Are you sure? Where are these kits? I've looked everwhere. More detailes needed.

Thanks, Art.

Kodak makes a kit called the TMAX Direct Positive Developing Kit or something like that. It is designed for making positives from TMAX 100 film. I see from your location that you are in Toronto -- Henry's sells this kit. Otherwise you can order it from B&H. Foma and Tetenal make reversal kits too, but as far as I know they are not available in North America. You can also home-brew your own reversal chemistry, of which the Scala process is just a highly refined version designed to work well with that particular film.

If you are in Toronto, Toronto Image Works at Spadina and Adelaide processes Scala in-house.
 
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