Developing Kodak Super-xx Pan?

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by ruth_synowiec, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Hello,
    I recently received a box of 4x5 Super-xx pan film that expired in
    1992 and was (to my knowledge) kept in a freezer at my college. I
    have been having a hard time finding any relevant information on this
    film, and I was wondering if anyone knows a lot about it? Also, what
    developer is best for this kind of film? Any insights would be
    greatly appreciated!
  2. Please go to this site. They are the last major users of this film

    I am sure they will provide more expert advice than I.
  3. Ruth,

    Also check because someone has posted images using this film. The latest one was developed in straight D76 and is superb.

    I am also using this film for limited subjects and have obtained good results rating it at ASA 100 with Acutol 1+12 for 16 minutes @68F; Pyrocat HD 1+1+100 for 14 minutes @68F. I plan to try Xtol also.

    Good Luck
  4. The Kodak F-5 databook of 1976 gives an asa of 200; HC-110 dilution B of 7 minutes @68F continuous agitation in a tray; or 9 minutes with intermittent agitation in a tray. (agitation at 1 minute intervals during development)<BR><BR>Super-XX has a short toe and medium grain; and is/was used to make B&W negatives from transparencies; and color separation negatives; and general usage too.<BR><BR>In an older film like this; I would try a 1/3 to 1/2 stop more exposure as as starting poin; ie rate at 160 or 125 asa as a starting point.
  5. opps 1/3 to 2/3's!

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