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 10:55 AM 9/24/98 -0400, you wrote: >I'd like to know if anyone has used the Kodak T-Max P3200 and knows of any >great developers to use it with. I'm looking to shoot the film at 1600 to >3200 ASA for a sports project. I would appreciate any suggestions on >developers and starting times and tempersatures for development times. (I've >tried D-76 and wasn't very happy with my initial tests.) Thanks in advance P3200 is a film for pushing. It's really rated normally at about 800 or 1000. But it's absolutely fabulous up to 6400. I have never hesitated to use it at 6400. It's a bit tough to print (or scan) at 12,800, but there are times it works okay. TMax developer is specifically designed to push films, especially TMax films. The Unicolor Press Maxx developer I've been talking about is HORRIBLE with P3200. Don't even try it, it will make you sick! :-) I use it at 3200 at 85 degrees - time 6 minutes. 6400 8 minutes. 12,800 10 minutes. Agitation 5 inversions in 5 seconds, every 30 seconds - beginning to end. I warm the photo flo up to 85 degrees, and make sure the wash is 85 degrees. Works wonderfully for me. I've even shot it at 400 - and process it at exactly the same time and temp. as TMax 400 at that speed. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch I disagree with unanimity.