Well, I'm running many tests so I may not be as rigorous with the wash as when first I started - but I'm doing the Ilford 5, 10, 20 inversion rinse method. I use a qty of water roughly commensurate with the qty of dev I use. And that is 75ml. My inversions do get faster towards the end of each one hour development session.
Originally Posted by BMbikerider
I have a fix bath which I use for 5 minutes - to maximise on the hardener as much as for the fix. The five minutes is also the recommended fix time for that fixer. I could run the next test with a more considered and leisurely inversion technique. And start with a fresh fix mix.
Where does the brown come from? Is it a sepia side-effect from some uptake of the sulphur in the bleach? And if so should the fix remove that?
The brown isn't a strong sepia effect just a warm brown tone that I don't much like.
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