Follow up: something wrong with my processing?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by tonghang, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. tonghang

    tonghang Guest

    I took the advises from the more knowledgeable folks on this forum in
    developing the next 2 rolls, an HP5+ @400 and a 400TX (new Tri-X)
    @1600. This time with night loading, no presoak, stop bath instead
    of water stop, and 2 fixer baths. The negatives look much better in
    terms of density and contrast.

    Some where between those changes, and perhaps something else
    in my procedure -- I haven't established any consistency yet --
    something made a difference. The film blank is still not totally clear,
    but that is perhaps entirely expected.

    The amazing thing is the 400TX pushed to 1600 using Rodinal, a
    developer I read is not welcome in the push department. The
    grain is very small, comparable under my loupe to the HP5+ @400,
    and very sharp! (1+49 dilution, 18.5 minutes.)

    Rodinal is the first developer I got. I'm ordering some Microphen
    for push development and ID-11 for normal development. I hope
    to settle on these, or perhaps just Microphen for everything.

    Thanks, Tonghang
     
    tonghang, Jul 27, 2003
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  2. On 7/27/2003 2:11 AM spake thus:

    [...]
    Small point: the dilution for Rodinal really should be 1:50 as stated in all
    the literature, not 1:49. (50 parts water to 1 part concentrate.)

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    David Nebenzahl, Jul 27, 2003
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