Xtol dev times - contradicts by Kodak

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by rick_simpson|1, Jul 10, 2000.

  1. I've been using Xtol 1+1 for about a year with Tmax films with great results. I just tried Delta 400 (@ 320) with poor results. I followed the development time suggested in Kodak J-109 pub on Xtol, 10:50 @68F, but noticed that the Xtol package suggested starting at 8:00 @ 68F. Left hand please meet the right hand.

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    Can anyone share a time and temp they've found to work between Xtol 1+1 and D400?

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    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. The manufacturer's times are intended to be starting points. You must
    learn to adjust to your individual situation. I generally use Xtol
    10-20% longer than Kodak recommends with various films.
     
  3. rick,

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    11 minutes @ 20C works very well for me. of course, I am using
    mountain spring Oregon water, but I think it tis close enough.
     
  4. Check Ilford's times for their films in Xtol, I found them much
    closer... t
     
  5. A usefull resource is the Massive development chart at:

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    http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~migol/photo/devframe.html

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    They recommend 10.5 min for your combo, as mentioned before these are
    all just starting points.
     

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