I'm also wondering if perhaps the edge markings on the submitted photo could also appear less dense due to some camera shake when the photo of the negative was taken (?) ...Just a thought.
These are all great suggestions, thanks for all the help. I'll try agitating more with the pre-soak.
PE, do you have a link for the Kodak document that documents the time extensions? I've seen it before, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.
In post #12 here I gave the Tetenal Kit’s time compensation increments to obtain full capacity.
See the table following “Capacity of Solutions.”
I don’t know if the time increments match the kit you’re using. These might at least give you a starting point.
Here is generic information:
Here is information on rotary tube processing:
In this latter case, they currently recommend that if you use a rotary tube, you discard the developer after use.
There are instructions for reusing, but I think this tells us enough right here.
I got it to work!
On another thread, it came up that one of the parts of the developer concentrates wasn't supposed to be purple (mine was) and there was a bad batch of chemicals from Rollei. I got a replacement set of chemicals and things are working now.
I did a test roll of Ektar at 3:15 and that came out great (the negatives looked a bit thick when they came out of the tank, but the scans looked great). I just did a roll of Portra 400 at 3:30 and that looks good too. I'll know for sure once it dries, but thanks again for all the help!
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