Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,911   Posts: 1,584,688   Online: 737
      
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    111

    successfully washing tmax 400 for once

    Testing out a new loupe on the light box and the last negatives I processed are clearly more neutral than before, I dont know whether its the fresh fixer or whether its the 2 mins in HCA 1:4, but here is the process I followed (per Kodak recommendations). They literally look like they are black and white rather than a sickly purple.

    The following was conducted all at 20 deg C

    Developer: 1:1 Xtol, 9m15s, agitated for 5s twice per minute, 30s in the beginning
    Stop: 30s in fresh stop, constant agitation
    Fixer: (fresh 1:4 Fotospeed), 7mins, same agitation as for developing
    HCA 1:4, 2mins, again same agitation as above
    Wash: Brita filtered tap water, about 2L in total, or 7 drums worth of washing, for about 5mins

    Very pleased with the results, so I thought I would share the love.

  2. #2
    Colin Corneau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Brandon, MB
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,761
    Images
    337
    I fix any Tmax film for 10 minutes - that and the HCA (which should always be used, anyway) takes away any purple for me.

    I sure know when my fixer is getting weak, with this film...
    "Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, you're a mile away and you've got their shoes."

    MY BLOG - www.reservedatalltimes.com
    YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THIS SITE - www.colincorneau.com
    INSTAGRAM: colincorneau

  3. #3
    polyglot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    South Australia
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    3,341
    Images
    12
    Agree with fixing for about 8:00. 7 changes of water is also about what I use, but if I'm using a Paterson tank, I'll let it sit for a minute or two in each bath to diffuse the dye out.

    Now, I just wash for about 10:00 in a Jobo, about 6-8 changes of water, increasing time between changes.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    1,344
    Fresh HCA is very good at removing the residual purple/pinkish dye.

    Peter Gomena

  5. #5
    Richard Sintchak (rich815)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    San Francisco area (Albany, California)
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,251
    Images
    1
    Until I started using a Gravity Works film washer I could never seem to get that purple stain out. Now it's perfect.
    -----------------------

    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

    Richard S.
    Albany, CA (San Francisco bay area)

    My Flickr River of photographs
    http://flickriver.com/photos/rich815...r-interesting/

    My Photography Website
    http://www.lightshadowandtone.com



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin