as my darkroom developing skills are just starting to catch up to the others, I need to present a problem so I can avoid it in the future.
I had a roll of 35mm Fuji Neoplan 400 that I shot in my Nikon F3. Just having the one roll to develop, I wound it onto a reel and put it in above an empty reel in a plastic tank. Then I went through the steps which I've used previously, with more or less success, to develop. But when I unwound the developed roll, it was entirely clear.
What could have gone wrong--?
--film loaded into camera incorrectly, nothing registered on film?
--maybe darkroom has light leak, film exposed when loaded onto reel?
--developer was near end of useful life, was planning replenishment after this roll. (could this be the cause?)
--when I went to empty the tank after final rinsing, I noticed an unfamiliar pink color to the water leaving the tank, somewhat similar to the color of the film backing. (could this be related?)
--there were no leaks from the tank body or lid.
Any thoughts on this? Thanks--