Greetings one and all,
A couple of weeks ago, after reading all the posts about using pyrocat developer and a stand developing technique, I tried it with some HP5 sheet film. After a couple of calibration sheets, I starting getting some very nice results. For that, I thank you all. Last night, I inadvertently developed some TMAX 100, and in a senior citizen's moment, since I was so accustomed to the stand development already, I ran it through as if it were my HP5. Here's what I did.
5 minute water soak
1 minute constant agitation
29 minutes standing in the developer
30 seconds constant agitation
30 minutes standing in the developer
3 water rinses
3 minutes in Photographers Formulary alkaline fixer
The negatives appear to be properly exposed, but the contrast is MUCH greater than I was getting with HP5. My questions are these. Are you not supposed to develop TMAX film by stand development? Or are you not supposed to develop TMAX film in Pyrocat? Or did I do something ridiculously wrong?