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Thin negatives, camera or developer?

Postby scott » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:09 am

Hi all,

I developed the first roll off the Vitessa last night. Haven't scanned yet, but the negatives look noticably thin. Film was Acros, rated at 125. Most shots were in bright sun, 1/125 and f/16.

Now, Acros usually has pretty good latitude for me. So I doubt the camera is that far off. BUT, I used old HC-110. I mean, really old. I'm essentially out of developer and found the dregs of the bottle, last used 3 years ago, in the top of the cupboard. Bottle was opened maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Now, I've always heard HC-110 syrup lasts about forever. But is it possible my thin negatives are the result of bad, old, exhausted developer? I was using dilution H at my standard time for Acros.

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Re: Thin negatives, camera or developer?

Postby LarryD » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:28 pm

It last a long time but if it was the dregs and that old I would suspect it is Kaput.
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Re: Thin negatives, camera or developer?

Postby Julio1fer » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:47 pm

Now we know how long HC-110 lasts! Hope those negs are useable, Scott.
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Re: Thin negatives, camera or developer?

Postby melek » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:39 am

I agree with Larry. If it was down to "backwash," maybe it was at the end of its life.
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