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ryanmills
24-Mar-2013, 16:09
For tri-x 320 using HC-110 @ 320 its 3 1/4. Kind of short so is it safe to cut the dilution from 1:31 to 1:62 and double the time to 6 1/2? I'm worried I might not have enough developer in the tray. Im putting 800ml into a 6x9 tray so thats only 13 ml of concentrate. I normally do 8-10 at a time. I figured I would prob have to do it one shot for each batch. Does that all sound right or do I need to change anything?

Henry Ambrose
24-Mar-2013, 16:23
Use the same amount of stock developer and put twice as much water in the tray. By doing so, you maintain enough stock developer to do the work.

David R Munson
24-Mar-2013, 17:35
I've standardized on dilution G (1+31 from stock) for years now with excellent results. Last I shot Tri-X 320, I exposed it at 200 and developed 24 min at 20 C. This was for a dozen sheets of 4x5 at a time in 32oz working strength developer.

jcoldslabs
24-Mar-2013, 18:48
I develop single sheets of 4x5 one at a time in a small drum, and I use 1.25ml of HC-110 syrup (concentrate) per sheet and never have any issues. I think the absolute minimum amount of chemistry required for 20 sq. in. of film is around one milliliter regardless of dilution, so 13ml for your 8-10 sheets should be plenty.

Jonathan

Wally
1-Apr-2013, 14:46
I develop single sheets of 4x5 one at a time in a small drum, and I use 1.25ml of HC-110 syrup (concentrate) per sheet and never have any issues. I think the absolute minimum amount of chemistry required for 20 sq. in. of film is around one milliliter regardless of dilution, so 13ml for your 8-10 sheets should be plenty.

Jonathan
I use this same dilution and quantity in a beseler drum for 5x7 HP5. Works great!

Paul Hoyt
1-Apr-2013, 21:38
My understanding for 4X5 sheet film and HC-110 is 6ml of the concentrated syrup will develop 4 sheets of 4X5 film [80 square inches]. To develop 12 sheets you would need a minimum of 18ml of the syrup. If you have diluted the concentrate to make a stock solution [1+3], you will need 75ml of the stock solution to develop 12 negatives. Dilution B from concentrate for 12 negatives; 20 ml of syrup + 620ml water. Dilution B from "stock"; 75ml of stock solution + 525ml of water. For Dilution H, 20ml of concentrate + 1260 of water; from stock 75ml + 1125 ml water. When I tray develop for Dilution H I split the developer between two trays and move my negative not from the bottom to the top of the stack, but from the bottom of tray 1 to the top of tray 2. There is one website that indicates 3ml is the minimum for 80 square inches, but I know 6ml will develop 12 sheets consistently and if you develop N+1, no adjustment to the concentration of HC-110 needs to be made for extra development.

I hope this helps.

Paul