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Subject: Re: [Leica] xtol results?
From: Rolfe Tessem <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 10:34:04 -0500
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Marc Attinasi wrote:

> Just out of the darkroom where I processed two rolls of TMAX 400 in XTOL 
> 1:3 and the results are surprising.  Having never used XTOL I did not 
> know what to expect.  I used dev times from the Massive Development 
> Chart - 15 minutes for the roll shot at 800 and 13.5 for the one shot at 
> 400 - 70deg, agitation every minute by hand.
> The negs look a little thin, and much flatter than I expected from that 
> film, especialy the pushed roll.
> Is this normal XTOL behavior, or is something wrong with my times / 
> technique / camera / expectations?

The results are consistent with developer exhaustion. How much stock did 
you use per roll?

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