I was looking forward to a night of heavy printing tonight since the weather around here is awful. My newly LCA'd camera(Nikon FE2) had come back from the repair repair shop about 2 weeks ago. Since then, I had taken about 2 rolls of 36 exposure Tri-X B&W film and my renovated Darkroom was ready to go. Last night I decided to develop the 2 rolls of film, I was shure I had some keepers in there. I used my trusty Patterson Universal Tank to develop the film. The Developer was Clayton F76 Plus, I used Kodak Stop-Bath and Ilford Rapid fixer for the next 2 steps. I meticulously kept track of the time and agitated according to specs. When I was finished, I added 2 drops of photo-flow to prevent any water drop stains. To my surprise, both rolls of 36 exposures were completetly blank ! The first thing I did was check the camera since it was recently repaired. I opened up the back, held the camera up to the light and took a couple of shots at varying shutter speeds. I could see the round little circle openening up on all shots except when the camera was set to 1/4000 sec and f22. However, I don't remember taking any pictures at those settings and even if I did, some pictures would have registered on the film. The next culprit would have to be User error. Unless I had a massive Senior-Moment, I am almost 95% sure that I did not switch the graduates with the fixer & developer in them. That is, I did not use the Fixer before the Developer as far as I know. All my graduates are clearly labeled(DEVELOPER, FIX, STOP-BATH) and I use the same graduate over and over according to chemistry. One thing I should note is that this Developer is about 2 years old. It has been sitting on the shelf patiently waiting for my interest in Digital cameras to wane. So right now I'm thinking(I hope) it's the Developer. The only problem is that although the Developer is 2 years old, the bottle was never opened, neither was the bottle containing the Ilford Rapid fixer ? How long is the average shelf-life of Developers anyway ? I don't really remember running into this problem before, although I don't really remember waiting 2 years to use purchased chemicals either.