Use Ilford Rapid Fixer for developing color??
I have been using up some color developing chemistry made by Champion Labs and sold by Jobo Catlabs a while back. It has been working well but for some unknown reason (undoubtedly operator error) I ran out of fixer before I ran out of Developer or Bleach.
I am wondering if anyone has tried Ilford Rapid Fixer to fill in as a fixer for color film. If so, how well did it work out.
I have reviewed the chemistry showing in the MSDS information for both products. Champion used Ammonium Thiosulfate and Sodium Sulfite for the original fixer. Ilford Rapid Fixer uses Ammonium Thiosulfate, Acetic Acid, Sodium Bisulfite, and Sodium Acetate.
I could probably mix up my own fixer but I need to order some Ammonium Thosulfate. Since I use plain old hypo with a little sodium sulfite for preservation I don't have any of the Ammonium version lying around.
The fixer is the last step in the developing process followed by the wash cycle and stabilizer.
I cannot come up with a good reason not to do this but I barely passed High School chemistry so I am certainly capable of screwing this up.
If there is no strong reason not to do this I am going ahead to develop a few rolls of Kodak Ektar tomorrow. If I should not do this at all, let me know before tomorrow.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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