View Full Version : Processing xray film using BTZS tubes

17-Aug-2015, 11:58
Was wondering if anyone uses these for developing there xray film and if so how are your results

Peter De Smidt
17-Aug-2015, 12:13
My guess is that you'd get scratches inserting the film and removing it.

17-Aug-2015, 12:18
I wouldn't see practical way of getting them out of the tubes without horribly scratching at least one side. Might be worth it if you plan on stripping that side though.

Tin Can
17-Aug-2015, 12:26
Ektascan is one sided like normal film.

And backside is tough.

17-Aug-2015, 13:07
I guess I will just stick with trays and use the tubes for regular film. I have gotten bad scratches trying my best to be careful also uneven development but that was probably the way I had it in the tube

18-Aug-2015, 07:42
thanks Randy I ordered some yesterday looking forward to trying it out, I thought I was doing something wrong I had never developed normal film in the tubes before only a few sheets of xray and it was awful, scratches, uneven development, i tried one sheet making sure i had the side that i shot the image on was on the inside (emulsion side in) and still the development was bad, i figured because there is emulsion on both sides, not sure but from now on im only using trays with glass on the bottom from now on with this stuff, i finally shot a sheet of normal film and processed it in the tubes just to see if i was making a processing mistake or something and it turned out fine, even development and no scratches.

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