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    Developing Old Film

    Does anyone have any advice for the development of 15-year old TMax 400 and Ektapan 4x5 film?

    The filmbase+fog is pretty hefty now--it obviously wasn't frozen. Scanning allows optimizing contrast, but regular analog printing is very challenging. I was wondering if there was an additive that can help reduce the age-based fog. Using XTol, the film speed still seems to be pretty good, but the snap is lacking when you look at the negatives.

    Any suggestions besides the trash?

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    You can add benzotriazole to the developer, but it will lower the film speed, so it's only a good idea if you haven't shot it yet. I've never done it, so take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully, someone who has done it will chime in.

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    I'm hoping for some illuminating answers as I have a dozen or so rolls of Tmax 100 shot 20+ years ago I'd like to develop one of these days...
    Fred Latchaw
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    I am beginning to resent being referred to as 'half-fast'.
    Whatever that's supposed to mean.



 

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