T-Max spots

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For the past several months I have been having trouble with spots prints caused by dust on the film. These only appear on T-Max 100. I process using chemicals mixed in distilled water, the wash water has a 5 micron filter in place and the final rinse is in photoflo in distilled water. These spots have only been on the T-Max, not on the Ilford Delta 100 I also use. Any suggestions or possible answers? Has anyone else had this problem with T-Max.

-- Anonymous, May 30, 1997


Gary do you actually see the dust on the film? Have you been using both TMax and Delta 100 at the same time? Other than developing or printing in a dusty environment the only other source for dust or other particles that I have encountered was from a disintigrating plastic development tank. If you think it might be the film you should try and get the lot number or at least when and where you bought it from and notify the store or Kodak.

-- Anonymous, May 31, 1997

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