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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbsc View Post
    THANKS!!!
    A trick learned from experience...

    ...and that time that it happened (worn out PLASTIC lid slipped off the Nikkor tank when dumping the developer), the film was Ilford HP5, and I got a few printable frames, and some really cool solarizations.

    Lesson number one learned: Never invert the tank without something (like your fingers or tape, or both) holding the lid in place as a backup!
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    2F/2F's gaffer tape idea works well.

    For 120, I use tape plus a portion of the backing paper that shows the film inside.

    Generally, I only need to do this when I've got more than one type of film to develop, but it will prevent simpler screw ups too (I think ).
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    The first time I developed C41 film by myself, the cap came off the tank during the bleach/fix. Since the tank was sideways on the roller, everything spilled all over the table. I refilled as quickly as possible and tried again, the cap came off once more. I managed to open the tank somehow while refilling it for the third and final time. By the time I'd gotten the thing together and refilled, the temperature was sure to be far off and I'd completely lost track of the time. I finished anyway, and, to my surprise, I had printable, albeit difficult, negatives.

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