D-76 vs T-Max dev. for P3200 T-Max?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by carbon based life form, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Just looking for some pros and cons and perhaps any hints on the above....
    thanks & cheers,
    sam

    p.s. I've already scoped the F32 pages from Kodak - just looking for
    some "real wrold" results from users. TIA
     
    carbon based life form, Mar 21, 2007
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  2. If you want to get the most speed out of TMZ (P3200 T-Max), you'll
    need to use T-Max developer or perhaps Xtol. TMZ is 1/3 stop slower
    in D-76.

    Dana
     
    Dana H. Myers, Mar 23, 2007
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  3. If you want to get the most speed out of TMZ (P3200 T-Max), you'll
    need to use T-Max developer or perhaps Xtol. TMZ is 1/3 stop slower
    in D-76.

    Dana
     
    Dana H. Myers, Mar 24, 2007
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  4. Same experience here, TMax developer is the stuff Kodak recommends
    for pushing TMZ. TMZ is in reality an 800 film that Kodak says can be
    pushed to 3200 and still retain some vestige of shadow detail.

    However, for TMZ I would use X-Tol, I like the grain better -
    my experience with TMax developer is that it gives lumpy oatmeal
    grain, not just with TMZ but with any 35mm film. IME, shadow
    detail [such as it is] doesn't suffer when Xtol is used with TMZ.

    OTOH, watch out for Xtol 'sudden death syndrome': check that the
    XTOL is still alive by putting the cut leader in the developer
    and making sure it turns black in a minute or so before pouring
    the XTOL into the tank.

    I was only burned once by Xtol but it has resulted in a lifetime
    of angst WRT to the stuff. Sort of like food poisoning: 25 years
    ago turkey cold-cuts at a frühstück buffet laid me low for 3 days
    and since then I haven't been able to even contemplate the sight
    of sliced turkey with out feeling queasy.

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    Nicholas O. Lindan, Mar 24, 2007
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  5. Thank you both for your thoughts on this...most helpful.
    cheers,
    sam


     
    carbon based life form, Mar 26, 2007
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