Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/06/14

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Subject: [Leica] Budding photographer...
From: scott at (Scott McLoughlin)
Date: Tue Jun 14 06:35:03 2005
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In your quest, I'll recommend giving HP5+ in HC-110 a try. Great
combination and very, very convenient to soup it up. I shoot the
film at EI 320 and 800 and develop @ 68F in dilution H 1:63 for
9-9.5m and 13-13.5m respectively.  Agitation for 30 sec. and then
just one nice, gentle twisty inversion every 2 minutes. 

Nice looking tones, good grain and sharp negatives.

I picked up on the combo from some fans over on PhotoNet's
B&W development forum. And IMHO they were right - it's a
formula that works quite well.


Richard wrote:

> Budding photographer:
> Wow! The office is sure messy!
> This is my ongoing search for the "perfect" B&W film. Perfect meaning 
> perfect for my workflow of developing using the Jobo rotary processor 
> and scanning in using the Nikon LS-4000. For ASA100, looks like it's 
> Acros, although I bought but have not tested Efke 100 yet. For ASA400 
> and some times pushed to ASA800, it's Tri-X. I am looking for a nice 
> sharp clean ASA400. This is Delta 400, I don't think it cuts it in 
> those departments. Will play more.
> M7, I think 90/2AA @F2.
> // richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly, 
> please use richard at
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