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    Arista.edu 100 strangeness

    Hi all,
    My first development batch of (4x5) arista left a strange color in my dev.
    I then did a presoak.
    That left a light blue/cyan color in the water. I know it carried over a bit in the dev.
    Question is.
    Will this off color have harmful effects in the dev?
    thx
    Joey

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    Re: Arista.edu 100 strangeness

    The color is coming from the anti-halation layer on the film.

    It will not harm the developer.

    Pre-soaking in water for a few minutes, before placing the film in the developer, will usually dissolve away most of the anti-halation dye.

    Any remaining dye will dissolve in the processing chemicals.

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    Re: Arista.edu 100 strangeness

    I remember the first time I used an experimental film developer that contained no sulfite...I was shocked and amazed at the color of the solution as I poured it out of the tank after development.....I started pre-soaking everything after that but, found that for me...the pre-soak seemed to result in inconsistent development.

    As Gem says....Don't worry. It all comes out in the wash and is not cause for concern.

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    Re: Arista.edu 100 strangeness

    Don't worry. I have re-used a 2 bath developer several times when developing Arista.edu Ultra 200. I get the same blue color.

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    Re: Arista.edu 100 strangeness

    I agree. And all Foma films (120 and LF) give grey/blueish negatives.
    "I believe there is nothing more disturbing than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept!" (Ansel Adams)

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    Re: Arista.edu 100 strangeness

    Thx Guys,
    I will rest at ease.

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    Re: Arista.edu 100 strangeness

    Quote Originally Posted by Philippe Grunchec View Post
    I agree. And all Foma films (120 and LF) give grey/blueish negatives.
    In my experiance, only the 120 gives blue tinted negatives. The 35mm and 4x5 I've used gives normal negatives without the blue cast.

    You should try a staining developer like DiXactol with the 120. Instead of nice yellowish-brown negatives, you get pea green negatives. Learned my lesson after the first roll.

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    Re: Arista.edu 100 strangeness

    Brian, you are right: the LF films are normal!
    "I believe there is nothing more disturbing than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept!" (Ansel Adams)

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    Re: Arista.edu 100 strangeness

    funny, isn't it.

    and they don't curl like that 120 does.

    It's like a spring.
    When you are walking on thin ice, you might as well dance.

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