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Darkroom processing with light on


Hi all

I am wondering if someone has ever tried to fix negatives with the
lights _on_ (I mean, switch the lights on immediately after the acidic
stop bath) ?
From what I know about film chemistery nothing should happen but...
So has somebody conducted some fiable, sensitometric tests ?
Please note that I am referring here to an acidic stop bath (2% acetic
acid, pH about 4.5) that should arrest the activity the developer
remaining in the emulsion. But can the higher pH of a "neutral" fixer
let the developer acting again ?
Thanks for any comment,
Marc

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The stop bath stops ALL the developer chemestry. You should have no problemo.

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