Quote Originally Posted by Noble View Post
Well gross incompetence will ruin any experiment. Developing film is easy. With little effort most people can get a negative that is reasonable to print. If someone f's up that bad they are an outlier. Either they are using Tech Pan and developing it in undiluted XTOL or that are very incompetent.

he wasn't incompetent or an outlier or inexperienced &c it happened to be a well seasoned photographer ...
maybe ... the way i shuffle my stack of sheet film is not the same as anyone else ?
the water i use is different than his was ?
my or his shutter was firing at a different speed and needed a cla ?

there are a lot of factors involved ...