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Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter)

B&H # ILRFL Mfr # 1984262
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Product Highlights
  • Liquid Concentrate
  • Easy to Use
  • Suitable for Film and Paper
  • Normal Dilution is 1+4 or 1+9
  • Non-Hardening Fixer
  • Dilute with Water

Ilford Rapid Fixer is a non-hardening rapid fixer supplied as a liquid concentrate that should be diluted with water for use. It is easy and convenient to use in the range of 18°C (66°F) for fixing black and white film and paper in all manual and machine processing applications.

The fixing process assures that the latent image remains on the film or paper. This step is general preceded by a stop rinse and followed by a hypo wash to remove any trace of the fixer which might causing staining and degradation of the image.

At a 1+4 dilution, RC papers should be fixed for 1-2 minutes. Fiber based prints should be fixed for 1-2 minutes.

It should be noted that Ilford recommends that gloves, eye protection, apron or overall be worn when handling and mixing all chemicals.

Note! Ilford Rapid Fixer must not be used with other fixing hardeners. The fixing agent in Ilford Rapid Fixer is ammonium thiosulphate and contains no sodium thiosulphate (hypo)

Use in the temperature range of 18-40ºC (66-104ºF)
Quantity 1 liter (1 quart, approx)

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IlfordRapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter)
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent reactions (18)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing (22)
    • Printing (10)
    • Enlarging (8)
    • Photography (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Fixer - No Problems in the past

    I have negatives that are five years old (very young by b&w standard), but there is no spotting or color changing on the negatives. I have used this fixer exclusively on...Read complete review

    I have negatives that are five years old (very young by b&w standard), but there is no spotting or color changing on the negatives. I have used this fixer exclusively on both Ilford and Kodak films.

    I also use Zonal Pro archival wash and I believe the two together provide a strong fixer with minimal wash times increasing the efficiency of b&w development.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    nice fixer, but others are better

    The fixer works well. solution is 1:4 and is reusable. What I didnt like about the fixer is that it is non-hardening, so it leaves the negative more scratch prone then hardening...Read complete review

    The fixer works well. solution is 1:4 and is reusable. What I didnt like about the fixer is that it is non-hardening, so it leaves the negative more scratch prone then hardening fixers like Kodak Kodafix. Second, if you live in warm temperatures, this fixer concentration once opened can go bad in as little as a few months, which was the case for me. It ruined some of my negative beyond forgiveness. Its not expensive, so try it if you want, just make sure that if you reuse your fixer solutions, then buy something called hypo check. This tests the solution to see if its exhausted from fixing one too many rolls of film. It has nothing to do with using it all the same day, its about the silver content inside the fixer solution that prevents it for working at full capacity.

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    5.0

    Great Fixer

    By Teach

    from memphis, tn

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Developing
      • Enlarging
      • Photography
      • Printing

      Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

      as advertised. great working fixer. follow the directions and you photos will turn out great.

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      5.0

      It worked, what more can you ask for?

      By RidesWithChuck

      from Chicago suburb

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Developing

          Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

          Not much can be said about fixer, either it worked or it didn't. It worked just fine and it is easy to order from B&H

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          5.0

          Rapid is the key word

          By timllowe

          from Cali, Colombia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Reactions
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing

            Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

            I've been using a powdered Kodak fixer and it works and stores quite well. But using this is really a joy. I open the tank after adding fixer and watch until the visible edges are clear. This fixer is super fast and never leaves any hint of haze. Highly recommended.

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            5.0

            THE BEST FIXER.

            By Carlomagno

            from San Juan, PR

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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            • Consistent Reactions

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing
              • Enlarging

              Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

              For me it's the best fixer, period.

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              5.0

              does the job

              By ikraus

              from new york

              About Me Pro Photographer

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                  Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                  does exactly what its supposed to.
                  liquid easy to mix

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                  4.0

                  Works well

                  By Ellen

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                        Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                        Use Ilford Fix with Ilford black and white papers. Harmon, now handling Ilford, has terrific tech support, answer emails quickly and efficiently.

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                        5.0

                        Makes it so much easier

                        By CJ

                        from Columbia, MD

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                        This product makes at-home processing so much easier than with powder fixer.

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                        5.0

                        It's fixer! What else can I say.

                        By sal

                        from south carolina

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Developing
                            • Enlarging
                            • Photography
                            • Printing

                            Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                            Use as directed and it works.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Consistent and long-lasting

                            By StevieBoy

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Reactions

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Developing
                              • Photography

                              Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                              This is the first and only fixer I have used so far in my experimentation with home processing. I don't have any complaints about it.

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                              5.0

                              Quick Fix!

                              By StevieBoy

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Reactions

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Developing
                                • Photography

                                Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                Easy to use, hard to screw up. Lasts for a while.

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                                5.0

                                Best rapid fixer on the market

                                By cameraman

                                from Trenton MI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Developing
                                  • Enlarging

                                  Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                  Very easy to use 1:4 for film 1:9 for rc paper

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                                  3.0

                                  Fixer is a Fixer

                                  By PhotoFly

                                  from Youngstown, Ohio

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                        Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                        Like this product becauseI like Ilford product, going to try it on some Kodak film and I'm sure i will be happy with the results.

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                                        4.0

                                        Nice, Consistant Results

                                        By Brian

                                        from Hoboken, NJ

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Reactions
                                        • Easily Cleaned

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Developing
                                          • Photography

                                          Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                          I've used this for several different film types (Trix, HP5, etc) with consistant results. I've recently gone with the larger quantity container since this has the lowest dilution (less water/more fixer) of all the chemicals I mix. That would be my only annoyance, but hey, thats chemistry...

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                                          4.0

                                          Works Great

                                          By AdamV

                                          from Pittsburgh PA

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                                                Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                                This fixer is great. Works quickly like advertised. Very easy to mix. Competitive shelf-life.

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                                                4.0

                                                Quick, easy with good results.

                                                By Walkerbob

                                                from Cohasset, MA

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Developing
                                                  • Printing

                                                  Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                                  Easy and quick to prepre a moderate amount for short printing sessions. This was my first time using it and I have already restocked for future work.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Does its job and does it well

                                                  By Joel P.

                                                  from Houston, TX

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Consistent Reactions

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Developing
                                                    • Printing

                                                    Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                                    Although the fixer is not nearly as sensitive an issue in film development as the developer, it's definitely still imperative. And this stuff does its job well. The shelf life is also reasonably good, as is the film or paper capacity it can handle. You really can't go wrong with this one.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Good product

                                                    By INLarry

                                                    from Mount Vernon, IN

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

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                                                    • Easy to Use

                                                    Cons

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                                                        Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                                        I'd always used Kodak fixer before, just the standard powder, but never used it fast enough and always went bad. Very glad to have the convenience of mix it as you need it chemistry. Works very quickly and without that horrid odor I'm used to.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Fixes Film and Paper, Washes Out Quickly

                                                        By PaulM

                                                        from New York, NY

                                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Efficient

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Documentary fine art

                                                          Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                                          I use Ilford Rapid Fixer with black and white film and both RC and fiber papers. It's non-hardening, so it cuts wash times and reduces water uses, yet still fixes film and paper well.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          It fixes negatives

                                                          By Kelly O'Neill

                                                          from Salt Lake City

                                                          About Me Photography Student

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                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy to Use

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Developement

                                                            Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                                            Used it on some Ilford HP5 Plus after developing in ID-11. Worked as described and was able to us it twice before it wore out.

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                                                            • Yes

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Great fix

                                                            By yozo

                                                            from ny, ny

                                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy to Use

                                                            Cons

                                                            • No cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Family Photos
                                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                                            • Sports/Action
                                                            • Travel
                                                            • Underwater
                                                            • Weddings/Events
                                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                                            Comments about Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid,1 Liter):

                                                            This is a great product

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