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Weird flower/butterfly-shaped spots on my negatives

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Hi,

I'm new here, and pretty new to film development overall. But I wondered if anyone knows what might have caused these peculiar spots on my negatives. The strange thing is that they have a definite shape - they look like tiny butterflies or four-petalled flowers. They are dark on the photo, so light on the negs. You can see them if you zoom in to the areas of sky.

A bit of data about the shots:

Kiev 88 with Zodiak fish-eye lens

Fomapan 200, in-date, stored in refridgerator since purchase.

Developed with Ilfosol 1+9, 6 mins at 20 degrees C

Scanned with Epson 600, 3200 dpi.

The developer was fresh, as was the stop bath, but I've been running my fixer down. I did check it cleared a bit of flim leader in < 3 mins and then left the actual film for over 10 mins.

The camera has been tested before, and I developed a (supposedly-identical) film using the same technique (but different camera) just a week ago, which came out fine. I haven't used the Zodiak lens before, though.

Any ideas very welcome! I'd rather not spoil another roll like this.

Thanks,

Michael.

attachment Kiev-88-Zodiak-004.jpg

 


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