High speed fixer, w/ or w/o Hardeners?

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  1. burtharrris

    burtharrris TPF Noob!

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    I am just getting into B&W development. For Christmas I bought myself some reels, a tank, chemicals, etc. The guy in the store recommended Kodak HC-110, Kodak 28% Acetic Acid, and Heico NH-5 High Speed fixer without hardener. He chose these based on the fact that I had been shooting T-Max 100.

    This brings me to the questions: He said that T-Max has its own hardener in it, so I didn't need another separate hardener. When I start shooting Tri-X 400 next week, will i need to start using a separate hardener for it?

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    -Matt
     
  2. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I cannot speak to the processing of TMax film, but for Tri-X I've always used plain old ordinary Kodak fixer.
     
  3. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Hardener isn't normally needed with any modern BW film. Unless you find yourself having problems with damaging the emulsion I wouldn't use it.
     

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