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    Processing xray film using BTZS tubes

    Was wondering if anyone uses these for developing there xray film and if so how are your results
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    Re: Processing xray film using BTZS tubes

    My guess is that you'd get scratches inserting the film and removing it.
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    Re: Processing xray film using BTZS tubes

    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.

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    Re: Processing xray film using BTZS tubes

    Ektascan is one sided like normal film.

    And backside is tough.
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    Re: Processing xray film using BTZS tubes

    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
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    Re: Processing xray film using BTZS tubes

    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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