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Re: [Rollei] Tmax and Rollei Planars

I ran exactly one roll of D-3200 in this stuff.  The time was a guess,
probably the time for straight XTOL from the massive dev chart (6.5 min)and
the result was distinctly ok.  Looked to me like it could have used a little
more development time.  You said decent gamma.  I don't have a gammamometer,
but I would give the better ones a subjective ok gamma rating.  They printed
just fine, sharp and with very acceptable grain,  I just wish there had been
something  good on the roll.  Comparing the negs to some TMX negs there is
definitely more fog on the 3200 negs, but not unacceptably so. The TMX negs
have VERY low fog. The Plus-X has been done much more.  One of my friends
runs a lot of it and his negs look pretty snappy with very low fog and nice
highlights.  He's using the same 7 minutes that I'm using with the TMX.
What did you rate your D-3200 at?  I believe I used 1600 but I didn't record
the development time .  I've probably run 25 rolls of TMX in it by now, and
I can say pretty confidently that it does everything at least as well as the
TMAX did, but with much less grain. I probably shouldn't have endorsed it
for the 3200 with such little experience.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Urmonas" <rurmonas  
To: <rollei  
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Rollei] Tmax and Rollei Planars

> On 2003.05.19 22:55 Gene Johnson wrote:
> > If you're into mixing your own, I have a recipe that was given to me
> > by Pat
> > Gainer that is pretty much all I use any more.  TMX is my primary
> > film.
> > It's really easy to make, has very nice sharpness and tone, and is
> > VERY
> > cheap.  It also works well on every other film I've tried it with (
> > Tri-X,
> > Plus-X, Delta 3200) If you're interested, I'll send the recipe.
> Gene,
> I tried this developer with Delta 3200 but could not get a decent
> gamma out of it.  It seemed to settle at a gamma of 0.48 (even after
> extended development).  Have you obtained better results ?
> I have not had time to test other films yet.
> Richard
> ---
> Richard Urmonas
> rurmonas  .au