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    Ilford HP4 Plus blank negatives

    Hi,

    Today took some pictures with my Bronica SQ-a. I then went home to develop the film. I did it like i always do, using Ilfosol 3, Ilfostop and rapid fixer. When I took the film out of the tank, it was completly blank with a red tone to it and a couple of white stains which i could scrabe off.
    It's my first roll of 120 in the Bronica, but I have developed 35mm for some time, even the same type of film, and never experienced anything like this. Does anyone have a clue to what went wrong?

    Thanks!

    It of course Ilford HP5 Plus (ISO 400).
    Last edited by prays; 11-13-2010 at 01:32 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Did you load the film into the Camera properly and did you see any numbers on the edges of the film after processing it?
    I shot 10 rolls of HP5 Plus 120 film recently and they were all fine.

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    Yes, I loaded it correctly, and aligned it to the red marker and everything. But I didn't see any numbers on the edge of the paper after processing. While shooting i used apperatures between 11 and 32 and various shutter speeds, if this could be to any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prays View Post
    Yes, I loaded it correctly, and aligned it to the red marker and everything. But I didn't see any numbers on the edge of the paper after processing. While shooting i used apperatures between 11 and 32 and various shutter speeds, if this could be to any help?
    The paper or the film?

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    I of course meant the film

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    Prays, if you didn't see any numbers, then you may have poured in the fixer first instead of the developer.

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    Hmm. I have thought about that. But since the fixer is clear and the developer is yellowish, I doubt it. But I'll shoot another roll tomorrow, and try again. The thing which i consider the strangest, is the redish colouring of the roll, and the spots.

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    Prays, if there are no edge marking on the film, numbers and film name etc then the only possibility is that you fixed the film before developing it, even if the film was unexposed due to something wrong with the camera the edge markings would be there, fixing first would also account for the other symptoms, we have al done it When I fixed first I remember the film(verichrome pan many years ago) was pink, clear and had some spots, Richard
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    Okay. Well, i must have messed up then. Thanks for the answers. I'll return tomorrow and tell you if it is working

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    Quote Originally Posted by prays View Post
    Hmm. I have thought about that. But since the fixer is clear and the developer is yellowish, I doubt it. But I'll shoot another roll tomorrow, and try again. The thing which i consider the strangest, is the redish colouring of the roll, and the spots.
    Stop-Bath is usually yellowish as well, either that, or your developer could have turned bad.
    It's the fact that you didn't see any numbers or the ILFORD HP5 PLUS letters that puzzles me and why I suspect that you poured in either the stop-bath or fixer first.

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