Urgent: Fuji FD gone bad?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by avortex, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. avortex

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    Hi!

    I'm about to start the processing of some slides with the Fuji 6-bath kit.
    The concentrates have been opened for some months, and I see that the first developer I've mixed has a light brown colour. Is it OK?
    Is there any way to test it before proceeding?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Most likely it is still ok. The only meaningful test is an E6 test clip. Anything but an E6 test clip (e.g. with a B&W film clip, E6 FD is a strong B&W developer) would need a reference clip developed with fresh FD, and would therefore have to be prepared when the kit is fresh.
     
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    Thanks! I'll try and talk about the results later.
    I'm a bit worried also for the colour developer, which looks a bit lighter than I remember...
     
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    I think the colour must not go past that you would expect to see in straw. I have kept some over 8 months in a part used bottle and it was still useable.
     
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    Well, I think you both are right. The results are excellent! :D
    And I opened these chemicals last July! It's around 9 months now in the original part used bottles...

    Thanks for the help!