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    trouble from unknown

    I took these pics last weekend. Could you show me what is problem with them and how to solve ? Much appreciated











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    Re: trouble from unknown

    There are no problems.

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    Re: trouble from unknown

    If you are talking about the uneveness , then I suggest this if from insufficient agitation in the first 15 seconds of development.

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    Re: trouble from unknown

    Despite Pawlowski's approval, I, too see some uneven development, which, as Bob points out, is likely due to agitation problems. I assume that the out-of-focus areas are intentional, so no problem there if so. If not, then lens, focusing, etc. can be examined.

    If you detail what you think the problems are with your negs, and the processing details, you'll get a lot more help here :-)

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    Doremus Scudder

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    Re: trouble from unknown

    That problem to me is
    -lightleak?
    -uneveness as bob carnie said: maybe from agitation. But how about fixer, I just move the film in 15s in fixer then let it be there for 2 minutes. May it come from that ?

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    Re: trouble from unknown

    My take is uneven development as well....but very cool results.
    Can you explain the details of your development procedure, Chemistry, times, tray or other etc

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    Re: trouble from unknown

    It's not a light leak.

    More likely caused by insufficient fixing of the film.

    Try re-fixing in fresh fixer and see if the negatives clear.

    Film fixers usually require 5-10 minutes of intermittent agitation.

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    Re: trouble from unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by Bush View Post
    That problem to me is
    -lightleak?
    -uneveness as bob carnie said: maybe from agitation. But how about fixer, I just move the film in 15s in fixer then let it be there for 2 minutes. May it come from that ?
    you are "supposed to" agitate in the fixer a lot more than 15s
    some suggest the same agitation you would do for developer gets done
    in the fix ( 1 min continual, 10sec/1min thereafter )
    or shuffle constantly ( do a baseline clear test before process and develop 2x the clear time )
    or roll in your drum ...

    that said ... i worked with someone for a long while who just let her film stand in fix without agitation for 6-7mins
    or whatever the film run was that followed the film in the fix, and i was printing negatives she processed/fixed &c 20-40 years before.

    i guess you need to figure out what works for you and then just do it ..

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    Re: trouble from unknown

    -actually I shoot with xray film
    -develope with A03 developer in trays under red light from a weaken handheld lase poiter ( I know you all must say it can too strong but I reduced it to mininal that only see a very diffused red )
    -My procedure is as following:
    +I put a in developer one side for 20 seconds and turn to other side until I can see the highlight not out of details
    +Then I put in fresh water tray in 20 seconds
    +Then put in fixer tray and agitate for 15s or a little more and let the film there in 2minutes without any agitaion
    -Why not light leak because I see some light in the upper part of 3rd pic

    Any comments?

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    Re: trouble from unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by Bush View Post
    -actually I shoot with xray film
    -develope with A03 developer in trays under red light from a weaken handheld lase poiter ( I know you all must say it can too strong but I reduced it to mininal that only see a very diffused red )
    -My procedure is as following:
    +I put a in developer one side for 20 seconds and turn to other side until I can see the highlight not out of details
    +Then I put in fresh water tray in 20 seconds
    +Then put in fixer tray and agitate for 15s or a little more and let the film there in 2minutes without any agitaion
    -Why not light leak because I see some light in the upper part of 3rd pic

    Any comments?
    I have only used x-ray film a few times but when using it I was told it was important to presoak in water for 5 minutes before developing, not sure if this was just for the type of film I was using or something with all x-ray film. I recall the fixing times and agitation were the same as most other films.....1 minute constant agitation then 15 seconds every minute for four more minutes. After reading Gem Singer's post and looking over your images again I would have to agree that the negatives are not cleared properly.

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