With all the reported benefits of alkaline fixers, I’m curious why most manufacturers are only selling acid fixers. From what I’ve read, alkaline fixers have the following advantages: No need for HCA bath after fixing. Shorter wash times. Works better with film staining developers. Higher capacity. Allows one to keep ph level from changing significantly. With all these benefits, how come alkaline fixers are not more widely available? Or are they not as good as made out to be?