What went wrong?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Snapper, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Snapper

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    Last night I developed a 35mm film in my usual way - Neopan 400 in Rodinal 1+25 for 4.5 mins, Ilfostop, Hypam fix, wash and air dried. Nothing different from what I normally do. When I looked at the dried negative through the focus finder the whole film was covered in a maze of tiny cracks like crazy paving, which made the final print look really grainy. What happened - what did I do wrong?
     
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    It looks like reticulation= tiny cracks in the emulsion caused by great differences in temperature between liquids used in the dev process. Perhaps the water used for the final wash?
     
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    Yes Hans, that's what I think too. Maybe the tap water suddenly became too hot?
     
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