I'm bored, so I have a few things I've been wondering. I use the darkroom at my college, so there is a ton of people in and out of there. They have it set up so there's the emulsion tray, the stop bath, the fix tray, then the wash (with a spout in it). There is tongs that are supposed to stay in their designated tray, but people don't pay attention, and I see people all the time using the same tong that just had in the emulsion to lift up their print and put it in the fix, or taking the one from the fix and using it to get something out of the emulsion tray. From what I've read, mixing them can mess up the chemicals right? Can that little amount that would be on the tongs affect it? Also, the temperature of the stop baths are never the same, sometimes they're warm, sometimes cold. Does that make a difference? Unfortunatly I really don't have a way to regulate things, I'm only paying $30 to use the darkroom for 3 months, so I can't really complain. I'm just wondering if I should expect to get any very good stuff out of there. How would that affect your prints? I've had a few negatives that I've scanned and they look a lot BETTER after I've scanned them than I was able to get them to look when developing. A lot of the stuff I print just seems really flat, I have to use a 3 1/2 filter to get any decent contrast. Although that may be my fault because I'm not that great at exposure yet. Another question, a bit off topic, but I've noticed that there is not a lot of contrast with my Holga. is this the case for most of them? I have used a filter on a lot of them, and they look a lot better. I'm thinking of getting another Holga because this one doesnt have as much vignetting as I'd like.