pink shade when film is wet

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  1. ashokgoyal42

    ashokgoyal42 Member

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    Hi,

    I've developed Kodak/Fuji 400/800 film with my Tetenal kit. Since the last two times I've noticed the film has a pink cast when I take it out of the stabilizer and hang it. When the film dries the pink cast disappears. In fact even while drying the edges turn that amber brown as the film drains off the water.

    Just wondering whether this signals something wrong.

    Ashok
     
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    Just look when it is dry. If fine when dry then there are no problems.
     
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    Yeah, stabilizers can make film look weird when wet. I ran a roll of Ektachrome 200 (EPD) through C-41 Vericolor Stabilizer III today after having it cross-processed in C-41. (All E-6 films still need Formaldehyde stabilization, as do pre-2000 C-41 films.) The back side was an eerie blue-green, and the emulsion side was dark brown. Went away when it dried.
     
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    If by pink you mean a dull/cloudy look to the orange mask with C41 then it's completely normal and disappears as the film dries.
     
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    It's perfectly normal, and it's not because of stabilizer, I think it has something to do with refractive indexes; the dyes scatter light in a different manner when there is water in the film.
     
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    Thanks all, that's reassuring.

    Ashok