Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Steaks on 4x5 TMX Negs with Diafine

  1. #1

    Steaks on 4x5 TMX Negs with Diafine

    Greetings,

    I am developing TMX 4x5 in tanks with Diafine (2 solution compensating developer ). I keep getting streaks of uneven development on my negs (the sky is too pai nful to look at!). I do 4 "tilts" each minute and develop for 5 mins each in so lutions A and B. Anyone with some advice on how to handle the negs to get rid o f the streaks? I'm trying to follow the directions that come with the Diafine w here they say GENTLY agitate the film for 5 seconds each minute. Thanks in adva nce. Keith

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    1,814

    Steaks on 4x5 TMX Negs with Diafine

    Have you tried tray development with a water pre-soak? I gave up on tank development years ago due to problems with skies.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 1999
    Posts
    674

    Steaks on 4x5 TMX Negs with Diafine

    Barbecue sauce, maybe? DJ

  4. #4

    Steaks on 4x5 TMX Negs with Diafine

    I have been using Diafine for years and have a bit stronger aggitation than you state. Two things come to mind that I had trouble with years ago... is the streaking in the direction of your hanging the film? or is it a plus density around your film holders? If it is in the direction of hanging (if you hang from a corner to dry and the marks are across the film), it might be because your film end run is to strong. I used to use Kodak's Photoflo until I tried a drop of Ethol's LFN. It is much cleaner working!!! Secondly, if it around your film holder in processing, it might be contamination by the end run not being cleaned off your developing hangers. Just a couple of ideas that were changed and now I don't have any problems...

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 1997
    Posts
    1,227

    Steaks on 4x5 TMX Negs with Diafine

    This is why I really like 8x10. When you put steaks on the bigger film you have enough for a real meal, not just a snack.

Similar Threads

  1. efke pl100 and diafine
    By ronald lamarsh in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 3-Jan-2006, 21:49
  2. Diafine and Sheet Films
    By William Barnett-Lewis in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-Sep-2005, 22:45
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-Dec-2000, 19:55
  4. DIAFINE AND JOBO ?
    By Guillaume Zuili in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 13-Jul-2000, 09:20
  5. Diafine developer
    By Tim Kimbler in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Aug-1998, 20:47

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •