Hi there, I've just used this Rollei Digibase kit for the first time and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me why my negatives have turned out with this magenta/purple tone.
Here is an example:
This is not a scanning problem, as the lab negatives I've scanned don't have this issue.
I loaded 5 rolls into a steel tank and developed at 37C. I will try to offer a few things I might have done wrong, and maybe someone can tell me what could have caused this.
1. I actually spooled and loaded the rolls into the tank and they sat there for a month before I got around to developing them.
2. I initially rinsed the film twice in warm water, the water came off slightly green. I then pre-soaked the film for about 30 minutes, this wasn't my intention but I left it pre-soaking while I got my chemicals up to temperature, which took longer than I expected. When I emptied the tank from this pre-soak the water came of quite dark, like a purple-black I think.
3. I didn't rinse between steps, the instructions didn't mention this so I wasn't sure if one is supposed to.
4. Because the tank I used is quite big it takes a while to fill, probably 45 seconds or so to pour in each chemical. I started the timer when the tank was full, not when I started pouring, so each step was slightly lengthened.
Can anyone tell me what would have caused this? I have more film that I am eager to develop but I don't want to ruin the rolls if this happens again.