T-MAX RS vs MICRODOLgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Hi, I have a question about B+W developer. I am doing 8x10. I always use T-Max RS dev. and get fine result. But, someone told me to use Microdol dev. for T-Max film. He said that I can get much better result in terms of grain and gradation. But, the other guy told me that Kodak doesn't recommend Microdol for T-Max film. Have anyone tried the combination of T-Max and Microdol?? Anyway, I will run some tests. Thanks, ric
-- ric yama (email@example.com), July 21, 2000
TMax 3200 does quite nicely in Microdol-X, but shoot at EI=1000. Excellent detail with moderate grain. Not really a practical combination.
-- Bill Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 2000.
Sorry, I didn't mention the film speed I use. T-Max 100 shoot at EI=80. When I use T-Max RS dev. for the T-Max film , the dev. time (1:9@75F) is 11 minutes for Normal using JOBO.
-- Sorry, I didn't mention the film speed I use (email@example.com), July 21, 2000.
If you're happy with the results you're already getting, then why change? Grain size really isn't an issue with LF, especially 10x8.
Constantly chopping and changing your technique is one of the biggest obstacles you can put between yourself and the results you want to achieve. Refine what you already know to work, not what someone else thinks might work.
-- Pete Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 2000.