Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/24[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 10:58 AM 9/24/98 +0200, you wrote: >Where do you get that developper Eric? I'm really interested because I've >always found that the images I got with TMY, even sharp and grainless were >much more difficult to print than those taken with tri-X...It's of course a >matter of tone! Two things. First, my development time with TMax 400 was 5.5 minutes at 75 degrees. Not Kodak's 6 minutes. Now before people think that's not much of a change, this film is very sensitive to development changes - purposely. Kodak removed the "safety" of Tri-X so that photographers would have more control. So says John Sexton (and me - I was a beta tester of TMax 400 for Kodak). Until I came up with that, I had problems printing highlights. And pulling it to 200 and using a development time of 4.5 minutes makes absolutely gorgeous negatives in high contrast light (like football games in blazing sun at 1 p.m.). These times are mine, and only useful for comparison. Find your own times, through experimentation (nobody can tell you what you have to learn yourself). It's fun, and you will be amazed at what wonderful negatives this film can produce. Second of all you can find Press Maxx at B+H in New York. It comes in 1 and 5 gallon kits. It's so highly concentrated, it's not efficient to mix per processing session, so if you don't do a lot, get the gallon and mix it all at once. It's liquid, and needs some thorough mixing. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch I disagree with unanimity.