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    Wogster,

    Plain Fix, Sodium Thiosulfate is $5.00 for a pound at www.artcraftchemicals.com. Or you can save a buck to get 100 grams at www.techcheminc.com for $4.00. Either way, for so little, you can afford to let a little expire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wogster View Post
    Okay, so I can go to Osama's chemical and explosives
    company, order up a 5kg pail of plain sodium thiosulfate
    (hypo), mix 16g in a litre of water, and I have fixer, ...
    Well, 16 grams of the ANHYDROUS in one liter of fixer
    will fix ONE roll. The same amount in 1/2 or 1/4 liter will
    also fix ONE roll. I use no more solution volume than
    needed. The more dilute the more time to fix.

    I'd buy a pound of the ANHYDROUS from Photographer's
    Formulary. On my shelf is what is left of a pound of the
    PENTA and what is left of a pound of the ANHYDROUS.
    Both appear as they did years ago when purchased.
    I've no qualms in using either.

    For a ballpark amount average a few spoon fulls
    using some scale. All in all, a quick easy fix
    at processing time. Dan

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    Anhydrous is not anhydrous very long. It usually comes packed in PE bags inside drums or cannisters. Without the PE bags, it turns to slush in a hurry. Then there is the tropical pack. If you are not careful, your hypo isn't hypo anymore.

    The most stable form is 60% ammonium hypo solution. It can last for years.

    PE

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancqu View Post
    Well, 16 grams of the ANHYDROUS in one liter of fixer
    will fix ONE roll. The same amount in 1/2 or 1/4 liter will
    also fix ONE roll. I use no more solution volume than
    needed. The more dilute the more time to fix.

    I'd buy a pound of the ANHYDROUS from Photographer's
    Formulary. On my shelf is what is left of a pound of the
    PENTA and what is left of a pound of the ANHYDROUS.
    Both appear as they did years ago when purchased.
    I've no qualms in using either.

    For a ballpark amount average a few spoon fulls
    using some scale. All in all, a quick easy fix
    at processing time. Dan
    One issue with Photographer's Formulary, is that I live in Canada, and I work in the courier business, so I know what kind of paperwork you need to get chemicals across a border, in a post 9/11 world. If it's considered dangerous goods, it's even worse. Like I say, if I can go down to a local chemical supply house and buy a 1kg bag, I would be happy...... I can probably get a scale cheap, knowing also, that if I get lazy about processing, and need to do 2 or 3 rolls over a couple of days, I can mix a bigger batch......

    Okay, just checking a company I used to know about JD Photochem in Longueuil, QC has it for $10 per kg, maybe $7 for shipping, I work for a courier and get an employee discount, so I could have my stuff within 24 hours..... There may be more local suppliers though, so I need to check.....
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    The greatest advance in photography in the last 100 years is not digital, it's odourless stop bath....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wogster View Post
    Okay, just checking a company I used to know about
    JD Photochem in Longueuil, QC has it for $10 per kg,
    maybe $7 for shipping, I work for a courier and get
    an employee discount, so I could have my stuff
    within 24 hours.....
    If you use the Pentahydrate use 25 grams. The Pentahydrate
    has five molecules of water hanging on. One full ounce should
    do for just about any film. A slow fix but when it has finished
    you are done with it. Any question concerning technique
    contact by PM. Dan

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