Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/07

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Follow up on Xtol dilutions
From: JCB <>
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2003 21:50:27 -0700
References: <000501c375a7$a0e164a0$6401a8c0@dorysrusp4>

At 07:53 PM 9/7/2003 -0700, Mark Rabiner wrote:

>By the way doing continuous agatation like the Jobo you should try
>thinner dilutions than 1:3 folks.
>  Like 1:4 and be there. I bet it works. Works better. Work Work Work.
>Mark Rabiner

This won't work because you use less than 1/2 a tank of solution on a JOBO. 
If you use more, you can't get it in, and it pours out if you do. 
Therefore, max solution for four rolls of 220 is 850ml. Four rolls of 220, 
according to Kodak, should have 800 ml if Xtol itself. This leaves no room 
for dilution. At 1:1, you get basically 50 ml per 35mm roll, at 1:3 you get 
25ml per roll.

Xtol and dilutions above 1:1 are risky unless you don't fill the tank with 
film. run two rolls in a four roll tank.


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