dev time for dated tmax 400

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Stefano Bramato, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. I losed my dev times for tmax 400 in 120 roll...
    I know that there are slightly differences between old and new tmax
    emulsions, and someone prefer old emulsions...

    but


    Please can someone help me for development times using id-11 or
    Microphen (developers currently owned...) in small tanks?

    OR Your experience?

    Thanks for help me,
    Stefano


    PS: on digitaltruth i can read about 8' @20°C...
     
    Stefano Bramato, Jul 3, 2004
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  2. oops!!
    founded the file....

    the file is now downloadable on my website at this address:
    www.bramatobros.com/downloads/tmax_400_pre2002.pdf

    but anyone can help me with microphen developer?
    :D

    ciao,
    Stefano
     
    Stefano Bramato, Jul 3, 2004
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  3. Stefano Bramato

    John Guest

    EI ? Dilution ? Processing temp ?

    EI400, 1:1, 70F 10minutes.

    Regards,

    John S. Douglas, Photographer - http://www.darkroompro.com
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    John, Jul 3, 2004
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  4. EI 400

    thanks,
    Stefano
     
    Stefano Bramato, Jul 3, 2004
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  5. Stefano Bramato

    John Guest

    That 10 minutes is for a diffusion head and printing on a
    Galerie #2 FB.

    Regards,

    John S. Douglas, Photographer - http://www.darkroompro.com
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    John, Jul 4, 2004
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  6. hi John,
    I developed the films.


    So:
    I shootes many subjects: but preferably architecturals and people in
    the streest with slow speeds on my Tessar Rolleis.
    5 120 rolls developed with microphen stock 8' @20°C are ok.
    Full speed and more are gained. Some intentionally underexposed of -1
    shoots are prefectly printable with only a slightly more contrast.
    Generally rolls developed in Microphen soup are slightly more
    contrast than ID-11 but excellent as new.
    I think that it will be easy to print but I've to down the contrasts
    in my condenser head.
    I don't like so much tmax but this OLD rolls are excellent.
    Tesar did the same very good job i suppose.

    then:
    5 120 rolls developed with id-11 diluted 1:1 @ 20°C, 10' 30"
    wow!
    I shooted some portraits. With my Planar Rollei.
    wow.
    Full greys tonal scale, mild contrasts, fine grain, slighlty more
    acutance than usual. But this kind of negative is the best ot print
    and work with it, because I suppose it's a good starting point -
    Optimum density, no fog, no problems.
    My condenser head will have an easy easy subject to shoot.


    I should buy again more old dated (2001) tmax on my ebay pusher...

    I will report my experience based on your suggestions.

    Thanks!
    Stefano
     
    Stefano Bramato, Jul 4, 2004
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  7. Stefano Bramato

    John Guest

    Glad to hear of your success though I must admit that 8 min. @
    20C with stock solution seems a little long. 6.5 min. would be my
    starting point for a condenser head.


    Regards,

    John S. Douglas, Photographer - http://www.darkroompro.com
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    John, Jul 5, 2004
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