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It’s not dust, I scanned an older negative straight after and it was clean apart from the odd spec. Those white marks pepper the entire roll on every image, I would think it’s somethinf to do with the development but I’ve no idea what.First thing I noticed on the display image were dust-mots in scanning..... so what is actually on the neg, not the digi-file?
What else I see is in the lighter areas, and the speckling is lighter than the light back-ground... so invert the Digi-File.. that's what the neg looked like to the scanner.
Inverted the Speckling would be darker than the neg, not lighter, so 'something' added to the image, not taken away... and first instinct is simple drying marks, though they are a bit small... how did you dry?
I'd expect the negs to look cloudy if it was exhausted. That said, fixer that's well gone has a powdery or granular white precipitate - pour some into a container and have a look at it. If there are bits floating about, it's knackered. Whether those bits would stick to the film, I'm not so sure.As far as I know, I didn’t do anything differently than I have before, maybe the fixer is exhausted?
It’s strange, maybe just a dodgy roll. Got a roll of fp4 to develop today and it’s made me a bit apprehensive until I’ve replaced all the chemicals. I think I have either some stopper or fixer leftI've had this a few times on a few different films from different batches and with different developers, I'll be dammed if I know what it is mind...
It's always been on ilford films though and tbh it's kind of put me off them and I have shot a lot of fp4 over the years.
Edit, I never did speak to illford
andThat said, fixer that's well gone has a powdery or granular white precipitate - pour some into a container and have a look at it. If there are bits floating about...
I had a few failures and then the fixer crystallized over time and left my negs covered in stuck on particles...