Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1995/11/03

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Subject: Re: Re: Development Times
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 09:49:58 PST

** Reply to note from Francesco Ricci <> 11/03/95 11:41am +0100
>  The speed for the first two rolls, developed in 500ml, is ISO400, but 
> I've found that after you should also pull to 320 or 200 ISO.  
> The details in the shadow are wonderful.

Interesting. I've always read about Tentenal in Leica Photography. Seems to be  
very popular with European photographers. I've never tried it, because I can't  
find it here in the boonies of Oregon. 

I personally don't like using developer more than once. I like the one-shot  
method. Though I did used to like to use Acufine. But with that and  
replenishment, you didn't have to change development times. You just added a  
little replenisher and the developer lasted indefinitely. In fact, after some  
"seasoning" the developer took on a very nice character. If I were using Tri-X  
still, I'd probably use that for my personal work. But I process T-Max 400 in a  
Wing-Lynch rotary processor and the results are wonderful. Absolute even  
development, and perfect repeatability. That's with Press Maxx Developer. If I  
didn't hate Jobos so much, I'd recommend them. A Wing Lynch costs about  
$10,000. Glad I work as a photographer. :-)


Eric Welch
Grants Pass, OR