After calling around trying to get some 16mm reversal processed it became immediately apparent that nobody is really doing it anymore. Well not in the UK anyway. All labs I tried to contact either didn't pick up the phone, didn't message back or if they did message back required a minimum order of at least 1000ft. Basically a sorry state of affairs for people like myself who only shoot small amounts of 16mm reversal film each year.
It's for this reason I've set up an E-6 and D-19 developing service using my 5L 50ft tanks. Obviously 100ft rolls need to be split down the middle and a frame is lost in the process but it's definitely better than having no service at all! I'm also quite pleased with the results (compared to using my 16mm 100ft tank). I could never get good results with that 16mm tank and it has always put me off processing 16mm films for my customers. However I have been pleasantly surprised with processing 16mm in my 5L 50ft tanks.
I will post some videos when I have more time but for now I just wanted to give you 16mm reversal shooters a processing option. Perhaps if it goes well I might even start stocking 16mm reversal film, but perhaps I'm getting a little ahead of myself. Lets wait and see what happens.