What the heck is this?
Haven't shot roll film for like 6 months, since I've gotten into 4x5.
This is a fresh roll of Ilford Delta 100. Chemicals are fresh. Developed in Arista at 65 Degrees for 7 minutes, stop for 1 minute, fix for 5.
It's not dried yet, sure not sure how it's going to scan or print, or if it's even possible.
Does Ilford Delta look like this when it's properly shot, and developed? I have some Ultra EDU 100, that developed fine just like 4 days ago.. Clear film rebate, and neg's looked like they usually do..
Looks like too little fixing.
It's not fixed fully. Refix ASAP.
Fixer gets slower as you use it and you need to take this into account.
I agree. Toss it in the fixer for another 3-5 minutes, and see if it gets any better. If so, you need to mix up some more fixer.
Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel
It's back in the fix... We'll see
Thanks... I think that did it... Looks quite a bit better. The other roll shot last week, had some slight fogging in the middle of the roll, that a 2nd bath in the fix cleared up. I did agitate the film while in the fix off and on, but maybe just not enough time... Been a while since I've played with roll film.
We'll see how bad I mucked up that film by man handling it ;)
Some films do take a bit longer to fix, but if you gave it 5 minutes I would suspect the fix isn't diluted correctly or is exhausted.
I'll replace that fix as well. ;)
For both TMax and Delta, I fix for 5-8 minutes with rapid fix. Usually, it's 6 1/2 or 7 if the fix is fresh. Then wash for longer as well.
This recently happened to me as well. I realised immediately what was wrong once I had released the spool to remove the film. Of course, I had to dry the film before I could reload and re-fix it. But there seems to be no harm done. AFAIK, the emulsion is quite tough when dry, so your man-handling it should not have done much damage even though it was only partially fixed.
You can do a drop test for fixer exhaustion. I think there is a recipe for the test solution in the Darkroom Cookbook, but it should be on the internet as well. A film should clear in fixer within about 90 seconds, and you can extend that to 5 min to be absolutely sure everything is out. If it takes longer than 90 sec to clear, start to suspect your fixer.