Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/17[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 11:50 PM 16/02/99 -0600, you wrote: >>TMax takes >>longer, so fixing time should be increased with TMax film. > >Which fixer do you use? > Ilford Universal Rapid Fixer, diluted 1 part concentrate with 3 parts water Fresh leaders in TriX clear in less than a minute. TMax takes slightly longer than a minute, though it is more difficult to assess when fixing is complete because of the remaining reddish-pink film colour after fixing. Doubling the time during film processing gives a safe margin to insure that fixing is complete. The strip test timing is a reliable way of checking to see if the fixer is being overworked. If the time to clear the leaders gets longer, it's time to replace the fixer.