What went wrong?

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  1. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just processed a roll of Adox 25 35mm (Efke) the negatives came out very light, all most not visible. Used Rollie Low Speed developer. There is no expiration date on the bottle, but I bought it in Aug 06 (Freestyle order history). I think the film was shoot with my Bessa-T but not sure of that. Just noticed an issue with the light meter need to check the battery.

    For Adox 25 in pass I used D-76 1+1 or Tetenal Neofin Blau both for 8min @ 68F with no problems. The time Rollie charts list Rollie Pan 25 processing as 1+4 10min@ 24c. Could not fine any number for the Adox 25, I assumed they where similar films.

    I came up with 3 possible reasons why the film can out as it did:
    1) Old developer
    2) Assumed wrongly that the films are similar (most likely)
    3) Under exposed film, may need new battery
     
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    JC1220 TPF Noob!

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    Do all the negs look the same? can you scan and post them?

    I would guess under exposed film, as off developer often leaves other development defects.
     
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    Trashed them, they where fairly evenly light and clean. That is why I think that they where under developed by time or weak developer.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I've shot Adox 25 with no problems. But I processed it in D76 straight, I believe.

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    It sounds like a underdevelopment to me, though I couldn't find that particular film/developer combination anywhere.

    One resource I use quite often for finding film/developer times is the Massive Dev Chart at

    http://www.digitaltruth.com/

    Before you go looking, I checked, but it didn't have your film/developer combination.

    I've been using the Massive Dev Chart a lot in the past few months, since I've been experimenting with unfamiliar films.(Efke, Fomapan and Fortepan)
     

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