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EinstStein

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xtol + pyrocat for one film
« on: October 29, 2009, 02:56:46 AM »

This might be a crazy idea. I want to develop a film with both xtol and pyrocat.

I like xtol's capability for the max ISO, also like pyrocat's micro-contrast and smoothy grain effect. If I develop a film, starting with xtol, followed by a thin pyrocat step (before stop bath), will I get both advantage?

If this does not sound that crazy, what would you recommend to split the step?

Totally from a wild guess, I'm thinking this:
1. Run xtol with the develop time for half of the desired ISO (say, 1600 for TMAX 400).
2. followed by a thin pyrocat (1+1+250?), with half the develop time to achieve the labeled ISO (say, ISO 400 for Tmax 400).

Can someone throw in your suggestion to maximize my yield? Thanks.

E.S
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Thomas Krüger

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xtol + pyrocat for one film
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 05:14:51 AM »

What about developing in the two bath Emofin from Tetenal: http://www.tetenal.com/index_c.htm?AKT=011...200010&L=UK
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DanielStone

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xtol + pyrocat for one film
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 11:36:38 PM »

put this on APUG. its all analog, and you should get more answers there

http://www.apug.org/

-Dan
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 11:38:05 PM by DanielStone »
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