Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/10/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Thanks again, LUG help to the rescue w/HP5+
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 16:42:45 -0700 wrote:
> >Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 12:03:42 -0400
> >From: Aaron Ruby <>
> >Subject: [Leica] Thanks again, LUG help to the rescue w/HP5+
> >
> >Now, at the risk of being a pest, I'd like to ask if anyone has an
> >estimate of how much more development is necessary to compensate for
> >diluting XTOL to 1+1. Some LUGers mentioned they do this. The obvious
> >benefit is economy. What are the costs? For those who use XTOL
> >undiluted, do you use it more than once?
> Aaron,
> you can reuse undiluted developer, but you have to increase the time. I
> prefer to use diluted developer. Look at this table for the times with
> diluted developer:
> sRollFilms1b.shtml#02
> Jiri D.

There are other advantages as to sharpness and film speed as there almost always
is with dilution. I use it at 1:3.
Mark Rabiner 
This will have it.