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View Poll Results: when do you look ?

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  • 10 seconds

    3 5.08%
  • 30 seconds

    5 8.47%
  • 1 min

    6 10.17%
  • when its done

    44 74.58%
  • i forgot

    1 1.69%
  • when i pick it up

    0 0%
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    fixer poll

    whatever your fix
    old hypo or quick/rapid/speed ...

    when do you look at your stuff

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    Are you talking film or prints?

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    It depends -- fiber or RC? test print or final?

    For proper prints, regardless of paper, I wait until it's done (as with film). For test prints I check after 30 sec for RC and one minute for fiber. I never leave prints (or film for that matter) in the fix past their fixing time.
    Rachelle

    My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5stringdeath View Post
    Are you talking film or prints?


    6 of 1 half a dozen of the other ...

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    like I say. "No sense in washing the film if it is not fixed" was told that many many years ago and it is still the rule today.

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    I turn the lights on soon after the print is in the fixer, whether they are test prints or not.

    With film, I use 2-bath fixing, and I look in after the first bath. If it's not cleared, I know to rotate my batches.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Bad question. Not specific enough.

    Ask film, paper, acid and alkaline and it might mean something! Ask stop no stop and it takes on even more significance.

    PE

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    30 seconds for paper and for film when i pull it out of the Jobo for washing, i don't look at the film until fixing is complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Bad question. Not specific enough.

    Ask film, paper, acid and alkaline and it might mean something! Ask stop no stop and it takes on even more significance.

    PE
    yeah
    what he said, that too ...

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    Film: when it's done.

    I was referring to prints when I answered the poll: after 30 seconds.

    I use RC paper. My work-flow includes stop bath, and acidic rapid fixer at paper strength.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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