Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/01/12

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] IMG: Film Developing - Reticulation
From: benedenia at (Marty Deveney)
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:31:34 +1030
References: <> <> <>

Temperature reticulation is very difficult to induce in modern films.
What you saw was reticulation from osmotic and pH shock, not
temperature, the two are quite different, even if they occasionally
look similar.  That is harder to mitigate against, and many modern
film are still subject to it.


On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Phil Forrest
<photo.forrest at> wrote:
> I got reticulation with over-fixing back in the Navy. Often because
> some tech mixed wrong. It still happens.
> Phil Forrest
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:42:03 -0500
> Mark Rabiner <mark at> wrote:
>> I think in the last twenty years of film making by Kodak, Ilford and
>> Fuji and whoever ?else they got it so no matter what you did; ice
>> cold to boiling hot water and back you were not going to get any
>> reticulation. Its a thing we white haired guys and gals have in our
>> pasts which ?even people who got a toe in on film ?at the end were
>> not able to do. ?A bit of a right of passage. Many of my friends had
>> that one reticulation example they could dig up and show you a print
>> of. Now its just digital algorithms. Third party software to fool
>> around with endlessly till the company goes out of business and it
>> doesn't work with the next Photoshop upgrade. Way more ways of
>> experimentation and variety. But no ice cold and boiling hot water
>> repeated baths. No more sloshing away in the toxic waste.
>> The reason why my negs reticulated come to think of it is I subjected
>> them to copper toner. Toner with real copper in it. Was supposed to
>> be an intensifier. It for sure put the neg structure thought some
>> major changes so when the hot water hit it was a sitting duck.
>> And I was 13 or 14 when this happened.
>> In 1965 or 6.
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information

In reply to: Message from amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak) ([Leica] IMG: Film Developing - Reticulation)
Message from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] IMG: Film Developing - Reticulation)
Message from photo.forrest at (Phil Forrest) ([Leica] IMG: Film Developing - Reticulation)