Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/17

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Re: RE: Tri-X and Kodak vs Ilford?
From: George Huczek <>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 08:05:13 -0600

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.