Pushing Tri X (in D-76 1:1)

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by jtr|1, Jul 6, 2000.

  1. I am sure that this has been asked 1000 times before, but...

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    Does any one have some sugested developing times for tri x pushed to 800, 1600, 3200, using D76 1:1.

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    Just want to play around with it a little and would appreciate any help. I realize that faster B/W is available, but I load this bulk so it is cheep enough to play around with and experiment.

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    Thanks

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    Jeff
     
  2. Check the "Massive Development Chart" at
    http://www.digitaltruth.com

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    Check Kodak's website.

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    I can push Tri-x very comfortably to 1600 with Xtol. I haven't
    gone further than that. Kodak has a very complete development
    chart to 3200 with their Xtol info. I'd recommend it!
     
  3. This doesn't answer your question regarding Tri-X, but might I
    suggest you try Ilford Delta 3200 developed in Ilford DDX? It is
    very fine grained at 1600 and 3200, and has a long tonal scale. It
    comes in both 35 and 120...you can easily go to 6400 and above with
    an expected increase in grain and loss of tonality, but far, far less
    than Tri-X. This is also far superior to Kodak TMax 3200 and comes
    in 120 as well.

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    Ilford's web site has a fine printable data sheet on it and an
    excellent review by Francis Schultz.

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    http://www.ilford.com/html/us_english/homeng.html
     
  4. You will get better results using Acufine or even better, Diafine.
    Scott
     
  5. As Scott says, you'll do better with a speed increasing developer. Microphen is another one, that I prefer.
     
  6. Use the times in the Kodak Dataguide...always use 68* (and for ease
    do not dilute) It works like a charm with decent grain
     

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