old developer problems

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by brianentz, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. brianentz

    brianentz Member

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    Just wondering. What sort of trouble would you expect from developer that has been sitting too long? Muddied shadows? Dullness? Graininess?
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    Severe under development, even blank negatives. If in doubt clip test.

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    I'd expect you to waste the film. Don't do it.

    However, this assumes you really have left it too long. If you're not sure if that's the case, you can do a test with an unimportant piece of film (a film leader, e.g.).