So, today in my photography class we were doing film developing, and my teacher said that stop-bath (for developing FILM, not for prints) is unnecessary. She just rinses with water and she said that stops it well enough (she claims there was study done that showed that it works just as effectively as stop) and that the only reason people use stop is because "they don't know any better". I was pretty excited by this information since it takes time off the developing process, but I was just wondering if anyone else out there has any information on this.
So, if you wouldn't mind filling out this little poll:
Do you use stop when developing film?
Have you heard that stop is unnecessary before?
Yes, but only by quacks.
If it's really unnecessary, why do you think it's in so many photography books?
Do you have any more information on this?
If you need more room or have something else to say, please feel free to comment! Thanks everyone!