Marctwo said the developer is a light straw colour which the instructions agree with and say the blix should be reddish/brown, but the instructions say the developer has a ph of 11 which is the reddish/brown liquid in the bottle labled developer and the blix is 8 which is the straw coloured liquid in the bottle labled fixer!
I'm trying them the opposite way round on the first few frames of another film to see if that works! (remainder of the film is in another tank not wound onto a reel yet!)
If this doesn't work I think I'll have to get some new dev & fix at the weekend!:meh:
If this does work I'm going to be even more confused as that'll mean the instruction booklet is messed up and the lables are on the wrong bottles! (How likely is that! )
Film is now dry after trying the chemical the other way round but still no negatives!
There is, however, what looks like some slightly darker smudging along the edges outside the sprocket holes. Is this a good sign?
Process was followed exactly again but this time the temp rose by just under 1 deg C for the blix.
I think I have to agree! Not having done this processing before I'm at a loss as to why it's not working!
Unfortunately the kit wasn't bought by myself or from my local Jessops so a refund will probably be out of the question but I will get a new kit that I know should be OK (i.e not sat on the shop shelf for 6 months+!)
Can anybody reccomend any other kits like the Tetenal or Photochem?