Hi. I shoved in the temp gauge into the patterson bottles while developing, bleaching and fixing. I attempted to get the temps at 38 for the dev and bleach, the fixing apparently is more liberal.
I think I may have found the source of my problems.
I have just tested the thermometer I bought and it is 1.8 degrees lower than it should be at boiling temp.
Tested in conjunction with a glass thermometer.
Plus I noticed the used bottles I bought from eBay also have crystals left in them from a previous chemical. I cleaned them out prior to making the Tetenal Mixture but I may not have clean everything out.
That coupled with the lower reading of hearing aid battery in FTB would make for underexposure in both the camera and the developing.
I will correct these to see if that makes a difference.
That said I now need to mixed some Ilfotec hc110 for developing some fuji across and Kodak Tri-x 400
Though am stumped and the dilutions for my new 1 litre bottles. for all of the dev stop fix and wash.
I'll have to buy one of those baby syringes as all of my measuring jugs are in 25ml's
Idea ideas or links for this?
Thanks again. FN
Originally Posted by AllanD
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