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    よろしくお願いします! Andrew O'Neill's Avatar
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    Re: Emulsion side up or down?

    Emulsion side up or down, you still run the risk of scratching when using the shuffle method. You took the time to expose each sheet of film, so why not develop one sheet at a time? Time consuming, but it's the best way. Multiple trays of developer is a great way when you do have several sheets to process. In the past I did up to 6 sheets/6 trays, and that was in my tiny darkroom in Japan.

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    Re: Emulsion side up or down?

    Thats a very good idea Maris, thanks for that. I will sacrifice a bowl and try it in a minute.
    David

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    Re: Emulsion side up or down?

    Always emulsion down.

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    Re: Emulsion side up or down?

    I am very tray-averse, and the only way I'll use them is one sheet at a time, with brush agitation -- emulsion-up, obviously. If my 8x10 slot tanks work as well as my 4x5 tanks do, I'll switch to slot tank development for all sheets. In the meantime, it's one-at-a-time, emulsion-up, with the brush for 8x10.

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    Re: Emulsion side up or down?

    Multiple trays increases the amount of developer you need to mix up, however. I guess you could run more negs through each tray in successive batches.

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