Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Ilford delta 100 dev. suggestions
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 19:14:35 -0400

on 9/21/01 4:38 PM, Mark Rabiner at wrote:

>> After many years of sticking to Tri-X and FP4plus, I'm starting to
>> experiment with newer emuslions.  I've used Xtol (1+2 and 1+1) for delta 100
>> (at e.i. 100) and though I am pleased with the acutance and smooth grain I
>> am not happy with the tonal balance, which I find to be overly harsh.  Any
>> suggestions on a developer/time combinations that I might experiment with?

try agitating less towards the end, like every 2 mins then every 3 mins

also try develping for about 2/3 the time and then transferring to a kodalk

this works beautifully with Delta

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John Brownlow

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