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How this procedure affects the image quality (sharpness, acutance...) Does anybody have any experience? If it is repeated several times, does the image quality deteriorate?
-- Andrey Vorobyov (AndreyVorobyov@mail.ru), October 17, 2000
Done once the image quality deteriorates.
This technique is usually used for intensification, and as such it works very well indeed. The only time I used it was with some 120 negatives that turned out very weak after normal development. Bleaching and re-developing gave normal to high contrast negs but the grain was really excessive, even with MF.
Not recommended, except as a last resort, or for grain effects.
-- Pete Andrews (email@example.com), October 17, 2000.