Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 & technical pan
From: "Christopher Williams" <>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 21:13:12 -0500
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The last time I dropped off TP at a lab, the negs were very underexposed. I
later found out that they used D76 to develop TP. Never let another lab
develop TP since. Do it at home.

Chris Williams
New Orleans

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From: "m" <
Subject: [Leica] M6 & technical pan

> Simon,
> unfortunately labs (even good ones) and TP don't mix.
> you've got to use Technidol if you want to avoid
> nightmarish contrast, very few labs stock it and
> if they do maybe they don't use it because it's not
> cost-effective for them to (very very few TP users)
> if you really like TP (I'm crazy about it)
> you have to develop it yourself. it's easier than it seems
> don't need a professional darkroom, just a tank and two reels
> and those cute little yellow bottles of technidol and some fixer
> then take the beautiful negs to the lab to make a contact sheet,
> or scan them
> but please, don't let a lab develop TP. buy your own Technidol,
> learn to develop (very easy, you just need an easy to load
> plastic  reel)
> if you dont want to do that, avoid TP, really
> I'm willing to bet it's not overexposure, it's been
> developed in something different than Technidol
> I mean Xtol (great for Tri-X and Plus-X) can kill your TP
> matteo

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