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06-08-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Anyone used Silvergrain chemistry?

I'm... Up too late chemistry shopping, and noticed Silvergrain Clearfix Neutral fixer on Freestyle. Seems to be a more green product, and handy in other ways for how my developing schedule seems to go lately.

(I've been kind of hoping a non-hardening fixer will help with my negative flatness woes, here, anyway... And there's a print developer they make, as well, for when I finally get some print developing going here: my neighbors have improved their drainage, and it looks like my darkroom shack won't flood so much now when it rains a lot. )

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This is more of a bump, then a post with anything to add.

I'm interested to hear if this fixer will reduce curle negatives. I have real trouble getting negatives flat. Especially Tri-X.

So there you go Ratmagiclady, Bump!
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Sort of a re-bump, but I thought I'd mention I got some of this stuff coming, so well soon see how it does, KungPow. Was time for a big restock.

As well as a pile of Arista Premium 400, And Diafine. Both some really nice prices at Freestyle for this, if anyone felt like trying them.
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Any idea off the top of your head how long Diafine lasts when mixed? I have 2 bottles of the stuff that I only used once maybe 2 years ago to soup some Holga negatives.

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QuoteOriginally posted by geauxpez Quote
Any idea off the top of your head how long Diafine lasts when mixed? I have 2 bottles of the stuff that I only used once maybe 2 years ago to soup some Holga negatives.
My understanding is the stuff lasts crazy-long, but that may be pushing it. I haven't actually used the stuff before: it's one of those things I've wanted to try for a while but simply never pulled the trigger. The life of it was an appealing point, though, the last place where I lived and I really had to order everything.
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I won't risk the roll I'm working on now but maybe I'll dunk some Arista in it and see how it turns out.
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Could be interesting. Some time ago, someone on the Net told me a story of some remarkable feat of storage of the stuff, but I just can't remember the details. I guess, owing to it being in two parts, it's pretty stable stuff, though.
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