Tank shaking

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by neotokio, Aug 26, 2005.

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    How is important the tank shaking in C41 process?
    Hard shaking what produce? Soft shaking? Never shaking? Continuos shaking?
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    In the Agfa process it is supposed to be continuous shaking for the first minute for the developers followed by two inversions every subsequent 30 seconds, except for the bleach-fix which must be agitated using two inversions every twenty seconds.
     
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    I have the same kit [agfa process kit 70] I shake like you describe but I want to know what change on the film with a different shaking. What film do you use with this process?
     
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    I guess you would get higher contrast the more vigorous the shaking.
    I use Agfa Optima 100 mainly. But I've never experimented with different degrees of shaking intensity.