Agfa Pan-X 400 / D76 times

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Max, Feb 27, 2005.

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    Max Guest

    Alright. I think Agfa Pan-X is a new film, according to its white
    papers. The 400 film seems to shoot like 200 and this is troubling to
    me. I'm developing it in D76 at roughly 1:1 and 12 minutes isn't cutting
    it. I'm just about to shoot a concert with it and I'd like to know if
    anyone else is having this same problem. I looked on Agfa's website and
    could only find times and dilutions for rodinol, which I guess is to be
    expected. Any ideas?

    - max
    Max, Feb 27, 2005
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    Luka Gojceta Guest

    Luka Gojceta, Feb 27, 2005
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    jjs Guest

    That's pretty much a standard recommendation by the manufacturer and where
    Digital Truth might be correct. For the most part, I find their data for
    nonstandard times closer to impressionism and guessing.

    Earlier someone had asked about high-dilution D-76 (1:30 and higher). I have
    a feeling that D-76's may not even work in high dilutions. Has anyone
    insight into that issue?
    jjs, Feb 27, 2005
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    Max Guest

    This is probably more of my inexperience than it is my powerful insight
    into the issue, but I've never diluted D76 more than 1:4 and had
    anything remotely desirable happen as a result.

    ( thanks for the recommendation btw; I'll try it tomorrow when I develop
    the pictures I shot at the show last night )

    - max
    Max, Feb 28, 2005
  5. I just wrote a reply to the same post. I also doubt if
    D-76 will develop at all at these high dilutions. It might
    if given many hours, maybe an interesting science
    experiment:) As for Agfa times, I've found a good guide is
    to look at Agfa's recommended times for Rodinal. Rodinal
    time at 1:25 is about right for stock D-76, Rodinal 1:50
    time is about right for D-76 at 1:1. This will at least show
    if the times from some other source are in the ball park.
    Agfa films seem to develop slowly. In the 1950's Kodak film
    guides D-76 show development times on the order of 12 to 20
    minutes for stock D-76, most modern films develop in perhaps
    a third of these times. I think this is a reflection of
    differences in the emulsions not in the target contrast.
    Richard Knoppow, Mar 3, 2005
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    Bob Hickey Guest

    calls for D76 stock for 10 mins, 1:1 for 14 mins.
    Bob Hickey
    Bob Hickey, Mar 10, 2005
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    Max Guest

    I tried 1:1 for 14 minutes. Stock at 12 minutes worked perfectly. Anyone
    know how to exploit the red sensitivity of APX 400? I hear rumours about it.


    - max
    Max, Mar 11, 2005
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