Recently, I started processing my 4x5 film in trays (one sheet at a time), using Diafine 2 bath film developer. My film is Arista 400 or HP5+. Testing showed be st results for me at EI200. I have been happy with the results
I have a large quantity of negatives from a recent trip. A friend gave me some 4 -up stainless steel hangers and stainless steel 1 gallon tanks to use so process ing these negatives will not take forever. He showed me how to load them and agi tate the film.
I have a few questions: Has any one used a similar system to develop negatives w ith Diafine? If yes, is there a practical difference between using the hangers a nd my tray development with regard to the image on the film? Given the nature of the 2 bath developer, will the bulk processing method make a difference? Or sin ce the developer is merely absorbed into the emulsion, and then triggered by the second bath, is the development method immaterial so long as I maintain my 10 s ec agitation per minute routine?
Any other tips for using the 4-up hangers?
Thanks in advance.