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    Jet dry works great. And at dilution there is no color to speak of.

    I used jet dry until I ended up with what seems like a hundred year supply of Photoflo.

    Quote Originally Posted by brofkand View Post
    I'd bet that Jet-dry is similar to photo-flo, but Jet-dry has colorants and probably other junk in it I wouldn't touch with my negatives.

    Use Photo-Flo if you have issues with spotting. If you don't have issues, then just use plain tap water or distilled water. I personally don't have problems with spotting, so I don't use Photo-flo. Freestyle sells their brand of Photo-flo, and there are several other producers that make a similar product that is cheaper than Kodak's, but in reality you use the stuff in such high dilutions and it lasts so long that I would just buy Kodak to avoid any possible QC issues.
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    I can't belive this thread is still going! People spend hundreds or thouands on camears, $3-9 on a roll of film, $1/sheet for printing paper, hundreds or thousands on darkroom equipment and chemicals, film tanks etc, and the one item that costs $7.99, lasts nearly forever, and may make the difference between clean, archival negatives and ruined ones sparks an 8 page debate on using household chemicals?

    Perhaps we need a thread on loading 35mm cameras in changing bags so the film leader doesn't get wasted...

    Seriously there is some interesting technical discussion here that I have enjoyed reading but... really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Many dish washing liquids have skin softeners and perfumes which are not good for negative. Have you ever used a liquid soap and later found that your hands still smell of the soap no matter how many times you rewash your hands.

    Feel free to use all the dish washing liquids on you negatives, just don't bother to come back here and complain about it later.

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    I am not likely to do so. I have been using dish washing liquids for about 50 years and even my earliest negatives are in excellent condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    With little effort on everyones' part we could make this as long as a Kodachrome thread.

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    That's easy - just "delete" it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    With little effort on everyones' part we could make this as long as a Kodachrome thread.

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    That sounds like a challenge Sir !!!!
    "Flatter Me, and I May Not Believe You. Criticize Me, and I May Not like You. Ignore Me, and I May Not Forgive You. Encourage Me, and I Will Not Forget You."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteZ8 View Post
    I can't belive this thread is still going! People spend hundreds or thouands on camears, $3-9 on a roll of film, $1/sheet for printing paper, hundreds or thousands on darkroom equipment and chemicals, film tanks etc, and the one item that costs $7.99, lasts nearly forever, and may make the difference between clean, archival negatives and ruined ones sparks an 8 page debate on using household chemicals?

    Perhaps we need a thread on loading 35mm cameras in changing bags so the film leader doesn't get wasted...

    Seriously there is some interesting technical discussion here that I have enjoyed reading but... really?
    Yes 9 pages and the FIRST reply answered the question! I think it was the 4th or fifth that confirmed it, so the thread could have gone away at that point.....

    As for the Kodachrome thread, I think it finally went away.....
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    It's a classic example of penny wise pound foolish in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brofkand View Post
    It's a classic example of penny wise pound foolish in my opinion.
    Isn't that "penny wise, dollar foolish" here in the States?
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