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    Purple edges on tmax 400?

    Hi,

    I just developed tmax 400 in ultrafin plus. The negatives look ok, but the edge (perforation) is purple on some places. I've not seen something like this before. What could be the cause?

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    lack of fixer. tmax films need longer fixing times . However, it is not unusal for the edges of film to show issues, either with the developer or fixer not getting to those edges bound by the reel.
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    Is that remaining emulsion?

    Sometimes when I process film in my stainless steel reels there are spots that don't get fixed out during processing where the film touches the reels.
    I also use TMax 400, in both 120 and 35mm, and even though I fix for seven minutes with lots of agitation, I sometimes still get this effect.

    I have never worried about it, because it doesn't affect either the negative or the print quality.

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    Sounds just like you haven't got rid of the purple dye completely?
    Cause could be fixing and HCA/washing wasn't adequate.
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    Sounds like a fixing problem. T-max usually needs time in the fix.

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    Aha, the reel preventing fixer access to emulsion would explain this. Since it's just on the edges, I think I'm fine.

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    A fixing problem.

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    I get this VERY often with my tmax400 and stainless steel reels. The shape of those "markings" always match right where reel spiral would be. Then, those "markings" never get into the image areas. Even with 10 minutes fix with Kodak fixer. Like Thomas, I never worry about it.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Correct me if I got this wrong ...
    You are having problems getting fixed?
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Oh, STOP....
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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