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    Ilfosol? How long?

    I trashed a roll of 400 speed Ilford HP5+ when I forgot to check and see how long the Ilfosol had been sitting around. How do you decide when to toss out the old chemicals? I think that is one of the advantages of Rodinal. It sits on my shelf for months without me worrying about how fresh it is.
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    When trying to work out the storage times and all that stuff, I just went to the Ilford website and pulled out the tech data sheets. They give all of the pertinent info for how and how long you can store chemistry.
    After I mix developer, I store it in a cool dry place after having dated it.

    Kent
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    When I buy chemicals I write the date I bought it on the container with a permanent marker. When I open it, I write "Opened" then the date I opened it on the other side. I like Ilfosol, but the darned stuff is like dust in the wind!!! If you are not shooting a lot, it goes south pretty quick. I think 6 months is tops for it. I keep the open bottle 'squeezed up' as much as I can & really ream the lid down!
    Hope this helps some!
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    I wrecked a roll of film with Ilfosol going south once as well. That was all it took for me. It wasn't opened that long at all. I have since gone to Ilfotec HD and find it keeps allot longer. Looking forward to the 6th!!
    "EVERY film and paper is good .......... for something"
    Phil Davis



 

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