4x5" Astia 100 (not 100F!) weird problem

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  1. darkroom_rookie

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    Figured this deserves its own thread...

    What's the main difference between Astia 100 and 100F? I developed a lot of 4x5 sheets in a Jobo drum and FujiHunt Chrome6X kit and Astia 100 was curved, whereas 100F flattened instantly. Basically, Astia 100 sheets retained the semi-circular shape of the Jobo 3010 drum. All expired film, but otherwise no colour cast or any other defects. Anyone else experience this with Astia 100 sheet film?
     
  2. Jerevan

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    Differences in the gelatine?

    Differences in the drying process? This can make film more curly - too varm and fast drying can make gelatine shrink faster and take the base of the film "with it" when it contracts.
     
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    The sheets are curled right out of the drum, after washing, prior to stabilizing, and remain such. They dry fine, but don't flatten by themselves during drying.
     
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    old film.