Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/28

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Subject: [Leica] To harden or not to harden...
From: John Collier <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 14:39:32 -0700

I use Tri-X and, assuming that it is an old emulsion, I have been using the
rapid fix with hardener. However they have modified Tri-X several times in
the past, and again just recently, so is it still an old emulsion? Should I
still use a fixer with hardener?

No problems with the negs but the smell is yucky,

John Collier

> From: "Simon Lamb" <>
> Modern emulsions are more hardened and resistant to scratches so you can
> normally fix without hardener.  if you use hardener you need to wash for 20
> or so minutes.  Without hardener you can wash for 10 minutes.  At least, I
> wash for 10 minutes and things look fine so far.  Jim said 20 minutes in his
> email and he knows more than me so I would follow his advice if anyone's.

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