Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Help! Perplexing development problem (D400/Xtol)
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 09:51:12 -0500

on 3/26/01 8:24 AM, Lee, Ken at wrote:

> Hi John,
> Is it possible that it is an exhaustion problem (the developer's not yours)?
> I remember on the Jobo site they stated that certain films exhausted Xtol
> more than others. They got unsatisfactory results with Agfa film even at 1
> to 1... they needed 200ml of stock solution per roll. They did not test
> Delta 400 but that could be another possibility.

Yes I think it is an exhaustion problem. I have been fine with D400 in Xtol
before but in this case it may have been a combo of tired overkept developer
and too many sheets spoiling the broth (tho John Hicks says it should have
been fine). 
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Johnny Deadman