Updated Post

Just to let you know I have updated the post on the Minolta Riva 105i. I finally figured out the processing issue and feel a bit dumb. It was the fix all along. It was exhausted. So I refixed the negs and rescanned them. I updated the post accordingly and will do so for the other posts that were also affected once I get time to refix them too.

Here are two photos showing the difference.

And here is how I hung up the negs after the second fixing session. I had cut the negs to scan at this point. To refix I loaded the cut negs carefully back onto the spool then washed as usual.

I have never refixed negs before so this was interesting. I am very pleased it worked. I also did this to the recent Minolta 700AF post, wow they are also much better too.

5 thoughts on “Updated Post

  1. Roger B. says:

    Refixing is a valid technique? I have a large batch of negs processed about 1970 with exhausted fix. They have a brownish fog overall. I thought after a few years, there was no recovering from this error. This post is very encouraging – thank you!

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  2. Peggy says:

    I have never done it before, but read that I could and yes they came out great. It was a bit tricky as I had cut the roll, but basically I fixed and washed again as I normally did. Then hung up the negs to dry using a washing thing. I will add a photo. I have another to scan today. Try it, you have nothing to lose. Have a look at the post now.

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    1. Roger B. says:

      Thank you – I will copy your method soon. Good to know about this … some of those fogged images are now “collectors’ items”, considering their age.

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