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    What he said, read the directions. They don't write them based on theories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    10-15 minutes for film in a rapid fix 1+4 is WAY too long. You are likely bleaching away some of the image.
    This used to be a problem with ancient acidic fixers, but should not be an issue with modern rapid fixers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    I have used Ilford Rapid Fix at 1+19, i.e., four times more dilute than recommended, for film and have had good results; no problems with the negatives till now. However, Rudeofus has aroused my skepticism about this procedure, and I no longer use it. When I did use it, it was only for small numbers of negatives; I made sure that the amount of stock fixer was more than adequate to fix the negatives, did a clip test to determine fixing time and exceeded that time by a safety margin. I also test for adequate fixing with the ST-1 test.
    As I said in that previous thread: a properly done fixer test says more than all my calculations and theories combined. My main recommendation is that one either follows manufacturer's instructions or is prepared to test ones fixer setup. These tests are simple, cheap, and easy to use.
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    hi doctor c

    buy some fresh fix and mix it up.
    do the leader test that was suggested
    but with the fresh fixer.
    and double the total clear time as recommended.
    chemistry is cheap don't waste your time and efforts you spent developing your film
    on hoping the extremely dilute fixer (at dilutions you don't even know ? )
    will be useful. who knows, it may look like it worked but just barely cleared your film

    if you are broke, you can use table salt in a super saturated solution
    and soak your film in there for a few days
    and it will make them stable for a little while until you can scrape up enough $$
    for fresh fixer ... you might also consider getting some old fashioned hypo ( sodium thiosulfate )
    it might be less expensive to mix your own by the teaspoon / table spoon ..
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/6...e-fixer-2.html

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    John, if you read his posting carefully, you will find out that he didn't dilute fixer for DOW (deficiency of wallet) reasons but for EBSC (empty bottle, stores closed) reasons. Even dilute fixer can keep negs stable for a while (read Haist's chapters on stabilizers) so there is good reason to think he chose the right venue to resolve his issue.
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    hi rudeofus

    many thanks for setting me straight

    i figured .. you know ...
    just in case he didn't know about table salt
    and just in case the stores wouldn't open for
    a good 48 - 96 hour period and just in case
    well, the OP decided not to use his dilute fix
    ( cause he was spooked by apug do-gooders !)
    i figured i would give him a mcgyver
    its probably easier to find a neighbor with
    a can of salt, than a photo store open, if they
    are closed for 4 days, for some random, unforeseen reason
    oh, this is all contingent that the OP had 48-96 hours to wait
    for his images to appear hopefully stable before
    fushing to an open store to buy fresh fix and
    wipe the sweat off his brow to re-fix+rewash his film

    i appreciate the reference to haist !

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