Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/11/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] XTOL times/dilutions WAS Developer Question Again
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 13:28:53 -0500

on 2/11/00 11:50 am, Austin Franklin at wrote:

>> I think Xtol/Tri-X is a good combination but only at the 1:2 or 1:3
>> dilution.
> What ASA?  Have you tried D-76 1:1?  I shoot typically at 800, and use D-76
> 1:1 at 12.5 minutes at 75F, and I really like the results.  I tried X-Tol,
> and didn't really like it...but I'll try the higher dilution...

Shoot it at 400 or 600 or even 800. I preferred Xtol at one of the above
dilutions to D76 1:1... grain a little less obtrusive, somewhat better
highlight control. But that's just me. D76 1:1 is better than Xtol 1:1 for
TX for sure.
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Johnny Deadman