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    Alcohol will speed evaporation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    As indicated by the name, Kodak recommends a dilution for this wetting agent of 1:200. My experience is that I need far less (1+2,000) to avoid water marks, and our water is not very soft either.

    How do you dilute Photo-Flo, and what are your experiences with this product?
    same here. i use 1+1or200,and that's plenty.any more and i get fotoflo marks.
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    I get very satisfying results since... I dumped Photoflo in favour of Ilford's Ilfotol!

    Clearly Kodak's wetting agent is not very good (check the consistency of the substance, it's gooey and sticky... yuck!). Ilford's is MUCH better : as it's semi-liquid it won't leave white spots on your films.

    Do the right thing, life's too short and your negs are too precious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Erson View Post
    I get very satisfying results since... I dumped Photoflo in favour of Ilford's Ilfotol!

    Clearly Kodak's wetting agent is not very good (check the consistency of the substance, it's gooey and sticky... yuck!). Ilford's is MUCH better : as it's semi-liquid it won't leave white spots on your films.

    Do the right thing, life's too short and your negs are too precious!
    My current bottle of Kodak Photo-Flo 200 is a clear liquid that flows like water. Maybe it is a slight bit more viscous, but not much. Any previous bottles I have worked with were very similar. If your Photo-flo is gooey and sticky, there is something wrong with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    My current bottle of Kodak Photo-Flo 200 is a clear liquid that flows like water. Maybe it is a slight bit more viscous, but not much. Any previous bottles I have worked with were very similar. If your Photo-flo is gooey and sticky, there is something wrong with it!
    Well, my Kodak Photo-Flo 2100 is a bit syrupy...
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    Gerald

    Thanks for the clarification.
    distilled water is a good idea,because it cuts down on the residue casing water marks in the first place, alcohol, if not overdone, speeds up the drying, but oo much can make the film brittle
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    Gooey sirupy... It's all bad to me! Try ILfotol at least once, you might not look back ever!

    (let me add I'm not a Kodak hater at all. And there's plenty of ppl who think PF could be the worst wetting agent on the market).

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    On 17 August 2010 07:17, Richard Knoppow wrote:


    "It was suggested by Micheal Gudzinowicz, a Phd chemist who used to frequent the pure-silver list:

    To one liter of water add
    2.5ml of Photo Flo 200 (half the recommended amount).
    30ml of 70% isopropanol (rubbing alcohol).
    Soak the film in this mixture for a minute or two and hang up to dry without squeegeeing.

    The amounts are not critical and stronger alcohol can be used. Make sure the rubbing alchol you get is just isopropanol and water, not ethyl alcohol, which will be denatured with a solvent, or "flavored" rubbing alcohol with oil of wintergreen or something else in it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterB View Post
    On 17 August 2010 07:17, Richard Knoppow wrote:


    "It was suggested by Micheal Gudzinowicz, a Phd chemist who used to frequent the pure-silver list:

    To one liter of water add
    2.5ml of Photo Flo 200 (half the recommended amount).
    30ml of 70% isopropanol (rubbing alcohol).
    Soak the film in this mixture for a minute or two and hang up to dry without squeegeeing.

    The amounts are not critical and stronger alcohol can be used. Make sure the rubbing alchol you get is just isopropanol and water, not ethyl alcohol, which will be denatured with a solvent, or "flavored" rubbing alcohol with oil of wintergreen or something else in it."
    i use this suggestion since 1839without having any issues.
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