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    It still concerns me why you are getting half-and-half though. Too little developer in enough water will cause over-all very thin negative, not half-and-half.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    WOW. Thank you so much! I'm SUCH a newbie, I'm so embarrassed >.<
    Thanks so much for all your help!

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    Check the bottom of your development tank, it should indicate correct amounts of liquid needed in oz. or ml. I always add a little bit extra just in case (some tanks leak).

    Check your dilutions and times, If you mixed the D76 correctly, you will have 1 Gallon or 3.8 L of stock solution. You can use that with Stock times, or dilute it 1:1 for a one shot.

    Stick with the standard 20* times, its easier to temper your chemicals and tank in a larger tray of water at that temp than to factor in temp differences.

    Good luck on roll #3!

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    Hey, good luck with your project. I know it's frustrating but once you get it, you will be able to do it successfully every time.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Don't be embarrassed!! We all, even the seasoned folks, mix a batch wrong or what not!

    Best of luck on roll 3!

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    and roll 4!
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    No need to be embarrassed - we all were there at one point. And, we all still make mistakes (like forgetting to put the lid on the tank after loading in the reels - woops.)
    - Jeff (& sometimes Eva, too) - http://www.jeffbannow.com

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    Don't be afraid of making mistakes. I bet there isn't a mistake you can make that hasn't been done by at least a couple of us.

    As a matter of fact, that's what I tell trainees in the projection booth: "There isn't a mistake you can make that I haven't made at least twice."

    D-76 stock solution is mixed according to the instructions on the package.
    Stock solution is mixed 1:1 (half-and-half) to the volume marked on the bottom of your tank for the number of rolls you are processing.
    Develop according to the timing on the charts supplied from the manufacturer.
    Stop, fix, hypo clear and rinse for the standard times, mentioned on the packages or in the datasheets from the manufacturer.
    Wetting agent (Photo-Flo) is mixed and used according to the package directions.
    Hang up to dry in a clean, dust-free place.
    You're done.

    Read the books, charts and datasheets. There's a lot of good information in there.
    Study. Practice. Learn. You will succeed.

    Oh, and one more thing...
    You WILL get mixed up and accidentally pour in fixer before the developer.
    Almost everybody does it... Then you'll swear you'll never do that again!
    Randy S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
    You WILL get mixed up and accidentally pour in fixer before the developer.
    Almost everybody does it... Then you'll swear you'll never do that again!

    Oh no.... I haven't done it yet. (although I have put in full strength HCA thinking it's a diluted photo-flo...)
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Jodang67, after you get your chemistry in order using the wonderful advice above, check out this thread for some good laughs and lessons learned...I find reading the below thread a great way to improve your process...

    Stupid Mistakes in the Darkroom:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/4...-darkroom.html

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