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    There is an awful lot of dye which comes out in the pre-soak. I have no evidence, but it just seems best to get rid of this before putting the Dev in, especially if using a staining dev such as Pyrocat. Having different substances all dissolved in a small amount of liquid seems like asking for problems.

    I'm now using a Jobo ATL, so accept that it is no extra effort for the pre-rinse and volume of dev is lower. Six sheets of 5x4 use 300ml vs 1000ml in my previous device, a Combi-plan tank (though I still pre-soaked using that too).

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    I shot another roll today in the Fuji GA645w that I just got.

    I developed the roll of Acros without a pre-soak and it looks
    perfect.

    I will shoot a few more tomorrow just to make sure.

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    Funny, I always presoak. With Fuji Acros, there is a LOT of blue dye that comes out in the presoak. More than with most films. Also some red tint in the fixer. I just developed two rolls of 120 tonight, by coincidence. -Laura

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    Pre-soaks are also very handy if, like me, you shoot more than one format and use more than one style of tank, and sometimes forget to check the capacity of a tank before loading film in it.

    (Hint: pre-soak with the tank full, then empty the tank and measure how much water was in it).:o

    Matt

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