Purple Shine on Tri-X negatives?

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  1. mohawk

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    Hey,

    I Just developed(dektol 1:10) a roll of 400TX and when rinsing I noticed they had a purple shine on them. From previous experiences with T-Max development I thought the film was unsufficiently fixed, so I tried fixing an extra 3mins, while already fixing for 8mins, but the film seemed to get even more purple.
    Anyone got any idea's why the film might be purple and/or how to fix this?

    Thanks
     
  2. dynachrome

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    Purple Shine on Tri-X Negatives

    Did you use hypo clearing agent? How long was your rinse?
     
  3. mohawk

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    no didn't use hypo, rinsed for 30mins, now going to check them.
     
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    Hypo is fixer--not to be confused with Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent and similar products.
     
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    You may need to put the film in back in the fix for a 2 or 3 mins and rerinse.
     
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    Yes, I know. :smile:
     
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    They look fine now, after the rinse...No experience with Tri-X, ah well, thanks all :smile:
     
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    hm I wonder, since this is an old emulsion, would it need more then 30mins washing with running water(+-25°C) ??
    I have some Hypo Clearing Agent laying around...
     
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    Tri-x has a purple tint to the film base....
     
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    Thirty minutes is more than enough. I wash for ten minutes and that's plenty. You've done nothing wrong. Tri-X does have a slight purple tint to the base material that does not wash out. That "re-fix to get the sensitizing dyes out" trick works only with TMax films. It works because most fixers have a good amount of sodium sulfite in them which is what does the job.
     
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    Is that something related to Dektol? Which is a paper developer...
     
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    Yes, you can develop negatives in Dektol.. :smile: