Advice from Pyro users

martin henson

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Yes it does, and my statement in not based on unfounded hype it’s based on my own tests and findings. :p

It might not remove its effect but it certainty reduces it visually as to be hardly perceived as a brown stain.

Ian Grant

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My experience is quite different, however I stopped using stop bath for films 2006/7 when I moved to Turkey, I'd no extra storage space and water's just as good.

As I go back reprinting (and scanning) 30+ years of negatives I just can't see any differences between the Pyrocat negatives with an without an acid stop bath or fixer. Sure negative image colour you see might vary but is it really relevant until you se differences in printing:D


David M

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So far, this debate has been conducted in a scholastic way, by quoting different authorities; Sandy King says this, Thomas Aquinas says that... Perhaps it's time to move into the post-Baconion world and publish some first-hand evidence, gentlemen.

David M

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Thank you for your reassurance about breathing. It's particularly important not to stop breathing in a darkroom, because everyone will have been schooled into leaving you alone for everything except WW3 and even then, to knock first.
After being very careless with Nitromors (" only stings a little bit...") my fingers are alarmingly sensitive.