Thermometer for Fuji instant film?

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by bluedog, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. bluedog

    bluedog Member

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    I notice that development time varies depending upon ambient temperature with the Fuji instant film. Do I need a thermometer to achieve good results? And if so, any recommendations on a robust but not too expensive one?
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    Greg
     
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    If in doubt, leave it longer. There is a terminator in the chemicals that stops development after the appropriate time. This is not so for Polaroid peel-aparts, AFAIK. only Fuji films have this neat feature.
     
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    brofkand is correct. Fuji films are 'self-terminating'. Just leave it a bit longer before peeling. Don't leave it 6 hours and you'll be fine.