Mainly Cinestill during the supply chain problem, and some Unicolor. Just ordered Rollei, so that I can separate the bleach and the fix.
Maybe that also solves the color problems you seem to be having, although this may be a scanning issue, color developer used past its capacity limits or at lower temperature, or expired film.
Thanks Don. I just went out and bought 3 bottles of Palmolive for the darkroom. I'm afraid to give them to the wife, she might insist that I use it for it's intended purpose. I got the sarcasm.
I think it's been lower temperatures. I've been lazy keeping developer at 102 after starting the process. Need to re-emerse it in the tank between agitations, I think....
One of the most effective in streaking film.
Again, I really don't mean to be an outlier here, but when I soak the squeegee in my wetting agent while developing film and change the squeegee every couple hundred uses, I never ever get a streak on the film. I know others have a very different experience, and am not advocating; just sayin'....
(Joking) Dawn. Any excess you can give to a lithographer for their fountain solution or naturalist to clean seabirds. (Joking)
(Serious) Don’t touch the film any more than necessary. Two fingers is risky. Dead skin cells scratch. Squeegees get old and stiff. Chamois get contaminated and can hold particles. With enough wetting agent, the rinse water will sheet off carrying dust with it. You do not need to squeegee anyway. (Serious)
(Also serious) See-sawing through tank or tray and immediately hanging is good. I don’t like the extra handling between wet and hang that occurs if you try to do final rinse on the reel, then unwind and hang. (Also serious).
(And to answer @Huss) If there’s a ton of foam I would dump and try again. Probably has no real effect but try to keep foam down. It’s not hard to gently mix. Usually there’s a few moderate bubbles clinging to the edge of the tray. They are harmless.
^^^This^^^ is what works for me.
Has anyone ever had the content of the spot analyzed to see what its source is? I figure it’s likely minerals from the water of what ever is in a wetting agent.
I've shared this several times before, but once again:
After your normal post-development washing routine, do another rinse of the film with deionised water. Finally, briefly soak the film in a 95:5 mixture of deionised water : high purity (99+%) isopropyl alcohol, then hang to dry (without squeegeeing). If you do this your film will be pristine.
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