new kodak tmax 100

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Beppe Alborè, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. hi.

    what is the right development time for the new version of tmax 100 35mm
    film developed in ilfotec ddx ?
    thanks !!
    Beppe Alborè, Dec 21, 2004
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  2. Dunno.

    I tried looking up this combination on the Massive Humungous Really Really Big
    Development Chart (, but couldn't
    find this combination (they don't list Ilfotec DDX at all).

    However, in so doing I found this little useful bit of information on how to
    tell your Kodak films apart from each other for the perplexed:

    Today's bullshit job description:

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    David Nebenzahl, Dec 22, 2004
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  3. The times for old and new T-Max films is very close. For
    instance for both D-76 1:1 and Xtol 1:1 the time for the new
    version is 9.5 minutes @68F and for the old version 10
    minutes, for small tank agitation. I am not sure this would
    make a significant difference. According to one report T-Max
    was always made in the "new" coating plant and really hasn't
    changed. The changes in time are just the variations in
    Richard Knoppow, Dec 22, 2004
  4. Beppe Alborè

    Tom Phillips Guest

    My time for a normal contrast negative decreased 2 minutes
    with the New TMX. It represents a significant change in CI
    vs. using the old time.

    On average, the difference is a decrease of 1-2 minutes,
    but depends on the developer/dilution. Could vary between
    1/2 to 4 min. less. Never used DDX; suggest you test at
    the old DDX times then 1 and 2 minutes less.
    Tom Phillips, Dec 22, 2004
  5. After posting this I looked at some rather old data sheets for
    T-Max. They showed times for D-76 1:1 of 12 minutes @ 68F rather than
    10 min as I stated. I am not sure where I got the 10 minute value,
    probably from an older _Kodak B&W Darkroom Dataguide_. New T-Max shows
    9-1/2 minutes for the same temperature. This is a significant
    difference since a 25% change in time will make about a one paper grade
    change in T-Max contrast.
    Richard Knoppow
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Richard Knoppow, Dec 29, 2004
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