Stabilizer use in C41 developing
Is it necessary?
I ask because for the past year and a half, I've been processing my film with stabilizer, and while it doesn't have any negative affects on 120/220 and 4x5, I ALWAYS get watermarks all over my 35mm. No matter what kind of film, reel, whatever. The other films dry much easier than 35. And I'm beginning to think it's the amount of stabilizer or the time I'm using it.
Basically my developing process is:
-set jobo to 38.0ºC, make sure water temp is exactly 100ºF with an analoge thermometer
-warm up chemistry and water to 100ºF
-dry-warm film tank for 5-10 minutes
-1:00 rinse with water
-six changes of H20 1 minute each
-1 minute stabilizer
I get good results with this, minus the watermarks on all of my 35 of course. Does anyone have advice on what to do to get rid of them? I've tried wiping them down, it leaves just as many watermarks AND scratches the negs haha.