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Re: [Rollei] Film washing technique

In a message dated 5/2/2003 4:03:17 PM Eastern Standard Time, ptempel2000   writes:

> I've been using the six water change method in a Jobo
> tank.  Do you guys/gals think this is enough to get
> the fixer off the film?  This came up in B&W Photo III
> class last time and some though that the standard
> 10-15 minute wash combined with a Hypo clearing agent
> is needed.  I just wanna make sure I get no surprises
> 10 to 20 years down the road... ;-)

Jobo claims it's enough.  I like to be on the safe side, so here's what I do.  After fixing I run a 3 min wash cycle IN the processor, then the hypo eliminator for about the same.. following that I do 4 One-minute washes in the Jobo (they like three to keep the equipment clean anyway), then a five or ten minute wash in the tank removed from the processor using Jobo's little $12.00 film washer gizmo.

Frankly, I suspect six one minute washes in the processor would be fine, but I'm not in a rush, so why not overwash a bit?

G. King