What has happened to my Fixer?
I have just opened a "new" bottle of Idflord Hypam fixer and its cloudy.
I have had the bottle for a few months and keep the stuff in the Utility Room where the temperature is never too far from the rest of the house.
I filtered it and it kept the clear liquid.
It clears film OK
Have never had this happen before
I've had that happen to an opened and old bottle of the same stuff. It continued to work, but its capacity was diminished. Eventually, even fixers go bad; the sulfur precipitates out and the solution becomes cloudy. You can also smell the sulfur. That "new" bottle of Hypam likely wasn't very new.
I was using a Rapid fix for some time but it seemed to
Originally Posted by fschifano
weaken. I'm more off than on in the darkroom and my
volume of prints is small. So, I switched back to plain
unadulterated sodium thiosulfate. A quick, easy to
mix fix at film or print processing time. That dry
concentrate may never go bad. Dan