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brian steinberger
13-Aug-2007, 19:21
I developed 6 sheets of 4x5 Delta 100 EI80 tonight for 14min. 70 deg. at 1:3 in a slosher tray. It was too long. The negs look bulletproof. Nice shadows. Just developed too long. I'm looking for anyone who is using Delta 100 in Xtol at 1:2 or 1:3. What are your times and EI? Also, pre-soaking or not?

I'd like to stick with a higher dilution of Xtol, since I'm using 2000ml of developer in an 11x14 tray for six sheets of film. So there is no risk to me of exhusted developer since I'm using 500ml of Xtol.


Wayne Crider
13-Aug-2007, 19:38
The Film Developing Cookbook has Delta 100 at ISO in Xtol 1:2 @ 13min 68deg; At 1:3 it's 15.5min 68deg. I've never had a problem with the FDC's times.