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Subject: Re: [Leica] To harden or not to harden...
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 15:38:58 -0800
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Ho hum. This wasn't quite what I expected with a subject line like the above.


>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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