Ilford FP4 , Agfa APX 100 in HC 110

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Rob, Feb 15, 2004.

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    Rob Guest

    How grainy are FP4 and APX 100 35mm films when developed normally in HC-110
    ? Are they as grainy as TRI -X?
    Which dilutions ,(American HC-110), work best for fine grain?

    Thanks for any answers !
    Rob, Feb 15, 2004
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    Mike King Guest

    I've not processed all three films in HC 110 but as a guess I'd hazard that
    Tri-X would be the grainiest of the three and APX-100 the finest grain.
    HC-110 at any dilution is not really a fine grain developer, having very low
    silver solvent action. I am only really familiar with Dilution B, times
    would be pretty short.
    Mike King, Feb 15, 2004
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    Ken Smith Guest

    I used the syrup right out of the bottle to 80 parts water for quite
    a while with Tri-X and FP-4. Both looked very good, and FP-4 remained
    noticably fine grained in my experience. After alot of comparison's I
    found Paterson's Acutol to be a favorite for FP-4, and APX did remarkably
    well in Kodak's Xtol.

    Ken Smith, Feb 15, 2004
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