Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Looooong development
From: (Bob Keene/Karen Shehade)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 20:50:50 -0400

What film are you developing  1:1 for 16 minutes???


Bob Keene

>Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 10:08:12 -0400
>From: "Moore,Andrew" <>
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Looooong development
>> there seem to be virtues in using diluted XTOL (higher film speed,
>> less grain, smoother tonal range) from what I've read on the web.
>I think I remember reading from the Xtol data sheets that diluting
>will increase sharpness, but that it does this at the expense of
>enhancing grain.  Can anyone clarify?
>Martin: let us know what you find out about long development.
>I use Xtol 1:1 for 16 minutes in small tanks, and I too would like
>to free up those minutes for something else.  I may experiment
>with this.