Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Pink haze
From: "John B" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 22:03:14 +0100
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This is common with tmax films and could be caused by one or both of the following:

1. Check your fixer;

Fix for twice as long as it takes the film to clear (lose it's milky appearance); usually 2 to 4 minutes in liquid-concentrate fixers, 5 to 10 minutes in powder fixers.

2. Final wash to short or ineffective.

You can remove the pink haze by re fixing & washing the film.  Or after a period of time it will dissapear on it's own accord.

John B.

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From: "Feliciano di Giorgio" <>
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Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 8:58 PM
Subject: [Leica] Pink haze

> I just developed my first roll of TMAX400 and notced a slight pink haze
> across
> the center of the developed roll. I used Kodak's TMAX developer, but was
> curious
> if that particular stock doesn't play nice with non Kodak fixers. Of
> course it could
> simply be some contamination on my end, but I was curious. Also do you
> HAVE to
> develop TMAX in it's specified developer? Could I use something like
> Rodinal?
> Tri-X doesn't seem to care.
> Thanks,
> feli
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