Hypo Clearing Agent side-effects?
I have been developing film the same way for years using Agfa APX (25, 100) and the Efke KB line of roll films (25, 50 and 100). All has been souped in Rodinal at 1+50 or 1+100 with very few exceptions.
A friend handed me a package of Hypo Clearing Agent. He told me it would reduce my water usage to a minimum, as it reduces wash time to minutes. This sounded pretty appealing to me, as my wash time normally is 20-30 minutes. Water is such a precious commodity.
Excited I developed a roll of APX 25, and decided to try the Hypo out. When I took the roll off the reel, for the first time ever I had a completely clear film base. This was surprising to me, as I have been used to my negatives being a certain way for so long.
As you can tell, I haven't ventured into too many experiments with film chemistry.
This came as a complete surprise to me and Iamb wondering if it's normal that Hypo makes the filmbase completely clear.
I don't want to develop any more film with Hypo until this is "cleared up" :)
Saint Paul, MAN