Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] TMZ3200
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 20:02:02 -0500

At 11:32 PM 9/4/98 +0200, you wrote:
>At EI3200 the TMZ is heavily underexposed and the TMax developer,while
>good at extracting the minutest trace of density from an emulsion, is not
>the first choice for fine grain or gradation.

Absolutely correct. TMax developer was created specifically for pushing.
Though it has been adapted for other interesting effects -- extended
development at up to 1:14 to control extreme contrast. And you don't even
need to double up amounts to have the proper energy like other developers.
For example, with highly dilute HC-110 or D-76, you would have to use a
four reel tank full with two rolls of film to have the energy to develop
those two rolls. Not so with TMax developer in a highly dilute state. It
still has the energy to do four rolls in a four roll tank at 1:14.
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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