Tri-X turns 60

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by George Kerby, Mar 13, 2014.

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    J. Clarke Guest

    E-3 was before my time--my mother could do E-3 but never did it after I
    was born.
     
    J. Clarke, Mar 15, 2014
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    Mark F Guest

    I found this:
    http://photo.net/black-and-white-photo-film-processing-forum/004iYy
    by Googling:
    tri-x hc-110 replenisher push processing

    Here is the HC-110 replenisher part:
    Rob Gruber , Mar 11, 2003; 03:23 p.m.
    I haven't tried this yet but here's one suggestion for pushing Tri-X
    hard:

    To process Tri-X at ISO 5000, you use not HC-110 Developer, but
    rather, HC-110 REPLENISHER. ...

    To make a solution of this special developer, make a 1:15 solution of
    HC-110 Replenisher. That means, one ounce of the replenisher to 15
    ounces of water. So, if you're processing 4 rolls of 35mm film, or 2
    rolls of 120 film in a one-quart tank, mix 2 ounces of replenisher
    with 30 ounces of water. Unlike many developers that use a 68-degree
    temperature, this formula requires that you bring the working
    solution of HC-110 replenisher to 75-degrees. The processing time is
    5-3/4 minutes at 75-degrees, with agitation for five seconds every
    thirty second.

    Also this:

    http://forums.popphoto.com/showthread.php?617581-First-go-at-Push-Processing-on-Tri-x-Success!
    One response says:
    01-02-2010, 03:33 PM #9 Fujicaman
    Mudman, I found the info I was hunting up for you. In the August
    1976 Pop Photo,Bill Pierce said that some press photographers were
    using HC-110 replenisher at 75 F to push Tri-X to EI 4000.

    He made mention of this first in the may 1976 issue,but had the
    processing temp wrong.


    This is also interesting:
    http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/hc110/
     
    Mark F, Mar 16, 2014
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    Bowser Guest

    Stainless steel! Hated those Patterson tanks and reels. I could never
    completely clean the plastic tanks and reels.
     
    Bowser, Mar 16, 2014
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    Mort Guest


    The Adox line of black-and-white films was superb, with excellent
    sharpness and tonal scale. After production ceased in Germany, they were
    made for a while in the old Yugoslavia, but the quality was not up to
    par. Their names included their DIN "speed" numbers.

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Mar 16, 2014
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    Michael Guest

    Well, the next time I develop film in my car I'll remember that.
     
    Michael, Mar 17, 2014
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    J. Clarke Guest

    The plan was to do it in my dorm room but there was no way to darken it
    sufficiently to load the tank.
     
    J. Clarke, Mar 17, 2014
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    I've loaded bulk film into cassettes while inside a wardrobe.
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 17, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    It depends. I mixed several different developers, using a formula I
    found in my Chemical Rubber Handbook.
     
    PeterN, Mar 18, 2014
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    And I cared for Microdol even less...too mushy.
     
    Mr. Strat, Mar 18, 2014
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