I went for a nice 7 mile walk on Saturday morning right to the top of the valley I live and according to my runkeeper app I reached a climb of 2700 ft which is a record for me especially as I have ben recently diagnosed with bloody arthritis in both my feet.
Last week read and retweeted a post from a fellow film photographer about a different way that he fixes his negatives that I thought I would give a go … here is the link .. http://www.matthewthompson.ca/2-step-fixing-for-black-and-white-film/
I took out my Bronica SQai with the 40mm f4 and a roll of Kodak T-Max 400 that I shot at box speed and processed in ilfotec HC.
The new fixing method involved basically double fixing, I won’t go into specifics as you can read the original blog post.
At 1st glance as I checked the film out of the Developing tank I didn’t really notice much difference but when the film had dried and I later scanned them there was a definite benefit as the film edges were exceptionally clear and the resultant scans held an impressive amount of detail.
I usually try to scan my films pretty flat and then edit in Lightroom and the highlights/shadows and sharpness were very good, the detail that I get with T-max is usually very good anyway but I am sure that this fixing method has definitely given it a boost to my eye and well worth giving a go.I will try this on my fav film HP5 next just as the original blog post suggested.
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