But I make my fix up with tap water and have no problems at all with it. Brad, I replenish my fixer so thats why I get quite a high throughput. Like many other on this thread, I am really just saying that Home brew fixer is probably not worth it, or not likly to be a cost saving. A five litre container of fixer is pretty cheap compared to the smaller bottles, and you could always try C41 fixer too if the price was better. Experience has told me he was correct.
I have to disagree with this on both counts, stop and fix. It also is a good guide of when it is increasingly difficult to wash out of the media; not so much a deal with film, but certainly with fibre based paper. Toning occurs in 2-8 minutes at 68°F 20°C depending on the paper weight. Infrared films are not sensitive only to infrared radiation; they are sensitive to ultraviolet radiation and to all wavelengths of visable light as well. With fix I keep track of the number of sheets processed and dump it when I've exceeded the manufacturer's recommended number of square inches. You do this in daylight: it does not matter that the film has been exposed to the light, but it must not be developed. How do you correctly use Ilford Rapid Fixer? It should be noted that Ilford recommends that gloves, eye protection, apron or overall be worn when handling and mixing all chemicals.
It's easy to tell when it's going bad. Yes, after using rapid fix you need to do an 18 minute wash in running water at about the same temperature you developed the film in. When I get to the fixing stage I drop the cut off leader into the top of the tank and then after a minute of agitation I check it to see if its cleared. The T-Max Outfit also allows you to produce copy negatives from black-and-white or color negatives, to duplicate black-and-white slides, or to make black-and-white slides from color slides with this film. Anyway, should I be applying the same increase in time for fixing?.
Obviously, I haven't seen whether it lasts for the next 100 or so years, so I can't confirm or deny its archiving quality. And you can use it for several days, as long as it remains clear and does not accumulate suspended crud. The capacity of this amount of solution is twelve 4 x 5-inch sheets. You can retouch this film on the base or emulsion side. I have had similar thoughts with the idea of using small quantities as a one-shot solution. B 6½ 6 5 4½ 320 Microdol-X 12 10½ 8½ 7½ 200 Microdol-X 1 + 3 - - 18½ 16 320 Use vigorous agitation at 30-second intervals.
I was out of it, and wondered if there was something I could easily make at home. The fact sheet that comes with the 500ml bottle of fixer says that you can use it to fix, I'm not sure now, but I think it was 24 films. The reason you don't see it in most pool shops is that the process is mandatory only for commercial pools. Size Available: 120 Emulsion Characteristics: Grain - Extremely Fine. Unless you can find the Sodium Thiosulphate in bulk, and also don't use any of the T-max or Delta films. It is especially useful for photographing dimly lighted subjects or fast action, for extending the distance range for flash pictures, and for photographing subjects that require good depth of field and fast shutter speeds.
I've seen it in several places, and sodium thiosulphate is also sold cheaply in other places, like online, even ebay last I looked. Tray Processing Using the agitation procedure described below: Presoak the film in water at 68°F 20°C for 2½ minutes. I mix 8 oz, use for 24 hours, and use it up on test test strips for prints. This makes it suitable for low-flare conditions and provides good separation of highlight tones. Make a note of the time on the fixer bottle. But I can definitely say that my photos have stayed fixed for the past couple of weeks.
Don't radically overfix with a rapid fixer; some can actually dissolve away fine details. I reuse stop many many times, no reason not to. My approach is similar to Mr. I don't worry about my fixer until I pull film off the reel at 5 minutes and notice it's still a bit foggy-looking. The fixing agent in Ilford Rapid Fixer is ammonium thiosulphate and contains no sodium thiosulphate hypo Rated 3 out of 5 by Seb from nice fixer, but others are better The fixer works well.
Kodak Polymax Fine-Art Paper is a projection-speed paper and may be used for enlarging or contact printing. This allows you to identify the first sheet. Once bottled up, I doubt it can survive much longer no matter how much you tighten up the bottle cap. Sodium Chloride brine might have worked wonders with Silver Chloride based emulsions, but it will be less than stellar with Silver Bromide, and it will not work at all with modern Silver Bromoiodide emulsions, at least as far as archival fixing is concerned. To reduce drying time, you can use heated forced at below 140°F 60°C. Yes, you can reuse fixer. By the way, I do the same fixer test with my fixer I use with paper.
Its not expensive, so try it if you want, just make sure that if you reuse your fixer solutions, then buy something called hypo check. Developer Dilution Time mm:ss 8x10s per liter Developer 68°F Dektol powder 1:2 1:30 32 Polymax T 1:9 1:30 26 Fixer single bath Dilution Time mm:ss 8x10s per liter Developer 68°F Rapid Fixer Solution A 1:7 5:00 26 1:7 10:00 26 Contains 7772-88-7 , ammonium alum 7784-25-0 , 7681-57-4 , sodium acetate 127-09-3 , boric anhydride 1303-86-2. The little black speck on the bottom of the bottle is silver from the previous film that has precipitated out. Get a bottle of hypo check. Would be interested how other do it, since Fixer seems to be the main cost at the moment for me I have been throwing it away to be safe. The intent is to benefit from an increased shelf life of the concentrated solution over a stock dilution while ensuring batch-to-batch consistency of constituent ingredients. For producing a range of tones on certain Kodak papers.
Diluted 1+4 for film fixing, you can reuse it. Small tank development Developer 18°C 20°C 22°C 24°C E. I mix my fix per instructions and discard when the hypo check precipitates. After agitating for 30 seconds I remove the cover and drop a cut off leader into the overfill pool at the top of the tank. But when it comes to a fixer, I go with Ilford. Never reuse film fix more than 24 hours old.