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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Try pushing your old film to increase contrast.
    i usually over expose by 2 stops, not underexpose .
    im empty, good luck

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    I just developed some old emulsion Tri-X in HC110 Dil-B for 9 minutes. It worked quite nicely. There was a bit of base fog due to the fact that the film was exposed and unprocessed about 30 years ago. However, they were family pictures of babies and people and stuff, and the base fog mad for a lower contrast negative. The result was a roll of beautifully low contrast creamy portraits.

    I <3 Tri-X
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    i usually over expose by 2 stops, not underexpose .
    Old film generally tends to have flatter contrast, so if you push it, you will have some nicer contrast and higher acutance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thisismyname09 View Post
    How big of an effect does KBr have on reducing fog? How much do you add to the developer?
    The KBr was recommended by one of my photo instructors in college over 30 years ago. It should be crystal form and 10-12 crystals desolved in a few ounces of warm water are then added to 1 QT. of developer. This seems to work well but is not exactly a scientific method of course. More or less might be indicated depending on the age of the film/paper and how it was stored.
    Photo Engineer might be able to shed more light on this as he is a trained chemist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Old film generally tends to have flatter contrast, so if you push it, you will have some nicer contrast and higher acutance.
    this has never worked for me, and i only shoot expired film ...
    but ... to each their own ...
    im empty, good luck

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