Sorry to be a pain! am getting very frustrated with 10X8 processing. I have read all the threads on how to and allowing for my clumsiness and ineptness have decided on drum processing due to lack of scratches etc. Have had a few practise runs on the Fomapan film i intend to use for the time being, then this turned out of the drum. (see attachments) My process was 5 mins pre wash, develop 8 mins ID 11 1+1, 2 mins stop, 5mins fix, using 250 ml of chemicals in jobo 2540 drum. The only thing I can think of is too little development? following tests showed 10 mins would have been better, however i dont think so as that would surely just show a neg lacking in contrast.??? OR Fix chemicals depleted, I made up 600 ml of ilford rapidfix, used 250 ml of solution per 2 neg batch and returned residual to original volume to replenish of sorts. Previous 4 negs show no signs of this shadow type bleeding from light to dark. Also has ayone experienced the darkening to the upper ( as it was in the tube) end of neg, ? light leak or poor placing of neg in drum. Having read thomas's issues with LF development I am also starting to get extremely dejected with spending hours to no avail!!! A medium format D*****l back is looking mighty simple compared to this constant disappointment. SHEN HAO 10X8 full system on EBAY soon i feel!!!