fixer question

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fixer question

Postby Justin » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:20 pm

I've been fixing Tri-x film with Ilford Rapid fixer for about five minutes which seems to me a fairly generous time [the leader clears in about one minute to one minute and a half] . The negative seems perfect but i'm still getting a thin opaque mark on the rebate where the film touches the stainless steel spiral. Could someone put my mind at rest and tell me this isn't a problem. Or should i fix longer and maybe agitate more? Many thanks. Justin.

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Postby Lowell Huff » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:02 am

It does sound like you are not getting enough chemical movement in the process. You are correct, five minutes is at least twice enough time to fix the film. Use a slightly smaller volume of chemistry and see if you get a better result.

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