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RPippin
14-Mar-2011, 12:10
Anyone done any developing with Fuji Acros 100 in either WD2D+ or Rolo Pyro in either 120 or 4X5 sheet film? Can't find any times on any of the sites with developing charts, so hoping I can find anyone with first hand experience.

Diane Maher
14-Mar-2011, 17:14
I have only used Pyrocat-HD with 8x10 Acros in a Jobo Expert tank on a Unicolor motor. I have developed for anywhere from 9-11 minutes, but I am printing for platinum/palladium printing, so I am looking for a different resulting negative (density-wise).

Jay DeFehr
14-Mar-2011, 20:10
7:30, 70F for 510-Pyro 1:100.

B.I.S.H.O.P.
15-Mar-2011, 03:19
I second Jay, 510-pyro is THE pyro developer for it. I have used WD2D+ with it as well, but you do lose a stop and the grain is not pleasing to my eye

Michael Gordon
15-Mar-2011, 14:43
Acros in Rollo Pyro at 68f for 9 mins works for me.

Richard K.
15-Mar-2011, 17:32
I only have PMK pyro right now and a supply of 7x11 Acros film. I want to use this to take night shots around Toronto. Suggestions for exposure and development? Thank you!

Drew Wiley
15-Mar-2011, 21:34
For PMK I rate ACROS at ASA 50 to support the shadows. My normal for trays would
be 20C for 8 min, but would probably boost this to 10 min for nite shots. Wouldn't
recommend this dev in drums. Nice thing about ACROS is that there is so little recip
failure, so if you get a long meter reading, it will hold.

sanking
15-Mar-2011, 21:54
Acros is my favorite film. I rate it at EI 50 for best shadow detail and develop in Pyrocat-HD 1+1+100 for 12-14 minutes at 70F, with minimal agitation (total of four agitation cycles during development).

Acros + Pyrocat-HD is a wonderful combination. Stunning sharpness and grain is virtually non existent in sizes up to 35X45" from medium format negatives, so the sky is the limit in terms of print size for 4X5" and larger sheet film.

And ditto what Drew said about reciprocity failure with Acros. Basically, you don't have to worry about it unless you are exposing negatives by moonlight!!

Sandy King

Richard K.
15-Mar-2011, 22:20
Thanks Drew and Sandy.

Jan Normandale
6-Apr-2011, 21:25
Richard Acros is 'bulletproof' just go and shoot it. I shoot it anywhere from F 4 at 1 second to f22 at 30 - 60 seconds...

About developing Acros.. I like Rodinal for that stuff in MF and LF. I use the Massive Dev Chart unless I do stands.

cheers J

BTW 7x11 Acros??????

Allen in Montreal
6-Apr-2011, 21:38
Thanks Sandy,

I picked up a bunch of Acros and some PyroCat over the winter with plans to dig in to it once spring arrives. The tips are much appreciated.




Acros is my favorite film. I rate it at EI 50 for best shadow detail and develop in Pyrocat-HD 1+1+100 for 12-14 minutes at 70F, with minimal agitation (total of four agitation cycles during development).

Acros + Pyrocat-HD is a wonderful combination. Stunning sharpness and grain is virtually non existent in sizes up to 35X45" from medium format negatives, so the sky is the limit in terms of print size for 4X5" and larger sheet film.

And ditto what Drew said about reciprocity failure with Acros. Basically, you don't have to worry about it unless you are exposing negatives by moonlight!!

Sandy King

Richard K.
6-Apr-2011, 22:17
BTW 7x11 Acros??????

Cut up a box of 11x14 in half...:)

Jan Normandale
6-Apr-2011, 22:28
Cut up a box of 11x14 in half...:)

Maybe post some pix? I'm intrigued with that format.

BTW if you want to shoot after dark pm me now it's getting warmer.
I've got nite stuff on the ntropy.us site and the link to flickr has a nite set too.
Just for some ideas.

Harley Goldman
7-Apr-2011, 15:26
Rollo Pyro in a Jobo 3010 for about 10.5 minutes at 68 degrees works quite well for me.

David Aimone
7-Apr-2011, 18:26
Same recipe for Pyrocat-MC Sandy?


Acros is my favorite film. I rate it at EI 50 for best shadow detail and develop in Pyrocat-HD 1+1+100 for 12-14 minutes at 70F, with minimal agitation (total of four agitation cycles during development).

Acros + Pyrocat-HD is a wonderful combination. Stunning sharpness and grain is virtually non existent in sizes up to 35X45" from medium format negatives, so the sky is the limit in terms of print size for 4X5" and larger sheet film.

And ditto what Drew said about reciprocity failure with Acros. Basically, you don't have to worry about it unless you are exposing negatives by moonlight!!

Sandy King

cdholden
7-Apr-2011, 23:55
7:30, 70F for 510-Pyro 1:100.

Jay, are you rating Acros at box speed or slower?
I got my goodies from Artcraft. I hope to be brewing a batch of 510-pyro soon.

Chris

Jay DeFehr
8-Apr-2011, 22:39
Chris,

Yes, I shoot Acros at box speed, but tastes differ. I think you'll like this combo. Have fun!