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    Brownish negatives (new Kodak Ektar 100)

    Developed some Kodak Ektar recently with near-end of capacity Unicolor C-41 chemistry. Maybe the 10th roll or so on a kit rated for 8 rolls. The negatives look "ok" but are somewhat less saturated (when scanned at least) than normal. They also look brown instead of orange. I read that this is due to improper blixing so I redid it - same result, no change. I am wondering if the chemicals are indeed bad or if the advice to reblix was in error. It may be that the developer was a bit over temp -maybe 104 degrees F instead of the required 102. Would that cause a brown, desaturated result?
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    Probably exhausted blix. But then, blix is not a good idea for film anyhow.

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    could probably bleach/fix yet again after getting fresh chemicals, I'd think...



 

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