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I notice “Fixer” in many of the subject lines for posts recently. I don’t have time to respond to all those requests. It’s great to see so many still using film and I’m sorry you’re having trouble finding fixer in all those places. I prefer the Kodak Rapid Fixer myself. It has a part A and part B. You use both the part A and the hardner part B for film fix. For prints, especially of the archive variety you may want to selenium tone it’s better not to use the Part B hardner. If you cannot find the Kodak fixer the Ilford fixer also works well if that’s all available where you’re located. Good luck to all finding your proper fixer.

by John Robert Fulton Jr. at 2012-12-11 12:48:34 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Hi John, they refer to people that can help with the translation and that can guide or sometime include drive to places that are pertinent to the article the photographers want to cover. Or, you post is a joke about the fixation that are showed in Lightstalkers recently to get fixers that can fix the trip of some photographers that maybe include use those old fixers. By the way, do you know if I can use diluted only some part of the solution B. For most films the hardener is not necessary but I am using an old one, Adox CHS 50, that is very easy to scratch. So, I would like to use part of the bottle with hardener for this film. Any idea?

by Hernan Zenteno | 12 Dec 2012 01:12 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→

Herman – in general with film you would want to use the recommended amount of hardner. OTH, I’m not sure once the film is dry whether the hardner has any effect. If you put your film in a clean solution of distilled water plus photo-flo and don’t “wipe” it when you hang it to dry it should be fine without hardner once it dries. [OT-spellcheck keeps wanting to change “hardner” to “gardner” – driving me crazy. Or, perhaps it would be easier to just give in and write about gardening.]
Yes, I was just trying to see if anybody’s awake around here with my discussion of “fixer”. :-)

by John Robert Fulton Jr. | 12 Dec 2012 13:12 | Spring Lake, Michigan, United States | | Report spam→
And now I see Patric Russo is inquiring about contacts in Mindanao. I never use them as I only need eyeglasses for reading. Perhaps one of you would be able to help him?

by Barry Milyovsky | 12 Dec 2012 20:12 | Manhattan, United States | | Report spam→
Hmmmm, well…., it is true that in many parts of the world, it would be handy to have powdered fixer, so that you could just add water when a fixer was required, and of course, then you could just bring the fixer with you, so long as your water source was reliable and not corrupt. For the most part, fixers do not require “hardening” since one hopes that one’s fixer is already “hard” enough to “fix” the situations where fixer is required. Of course, failure to to find good fixer can also result in “silvering out”, where you find that all of your silver is gone much too rapidly. It may be necessary to use a fixer testing solution, which is, in some ways what Lightstalkers is. Anyhow, I hope this answers any questions you may have about fixers.

by John Louis Lassen Perry | 12 Dec 2012 20:12 (ed. Dec 12 2012) | Liberty Corner, New Jersey, United States | | Report spam→

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John Robert Fulton Jr., Photographs John Robert Fulton Jr.
Photographs
Spring Lake, Michigan , United States
Hernan Zenteno, Photographer Hernan Zenteno
Photographer
Buenos Aires , Argentina ( EZE )
Barry Milyovsky, totally unprofessional Barry Milyovsky
totally unprofessional
(emperor of ice cream )
New York , United States
John Louis Lassen Perry, Photoanthropologist John Louis Lassen Perry
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Jersey City , United States


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