I have a project that I plan to do in 35mm, and I need to be able to shoot at a film speed of 400. I have chosen to use T-max 400 developed in Ilford DDX - I'm committed to that combo for now. I have no experience in developing anything other than 4x5 sheets, so I'd appreciate any ideas or suggestions.
I expect to do some testing, but here are some specific questions:
1. Should I presoak? I have the impression that I should.
2. What dilution should I use for the DDX? I believe Ilford recommends 1+4, but I've heard up to 1+9 or even 1+12 as well. Comments/ideas?
3. Developing time?
Again, I'll do some testing of my own, but any suggested starting points woud be helpful.