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    Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    Hi All,

    I am just getting back into 45 and film developing. Its been many years since I developed 45 film. I have some tmax 100 that I want to try and develop. Shot at 100 asa does any one have any advice on a developer to use please. The research I have done shows the Tmax dev is not advisable.

    My apologise if this has been asked before.

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    Re: Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    You're probably going to get a whole range of personal preferences, including and likely not limited to pyrocat, d76, d23, rodinal, hc110, xtol, pmk-pyro - just to name a few. And they will all work.

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    Re: Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    Quote Originally Posted by koraks View Post
    You're probably going to get a whole range of personal preferences, including and likely not limited to pyrocat, d76, d23, rodinal, hc110, xtol, pmk-pyro - just to name a few. And they will all work.
    Thank you very much for taking the time to reply. I shall probably give the d76 or extol a go.

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    Re: Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    Xtol, 1:1, 1:2 or 1:1.5

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    Re: Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    TMAXRS developer can be used on sheet film.

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    Re: Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    I would highly recommend starting with D-76 until you're totally comfortable with everything. Then, branch out with other developers and have fun!

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    Re: Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Clark View Post
    TMAXRS developer can be used on sheet film.
    Yes... sometimes the regular T-Max developer may provocate dichroic fog in sheets, that can be removed by energic hand washing, that can provocate scratches...

    It is LOL that Kodak has to say in the datasheet that T-Max developer should not be used for TMX sheets, well, at least the RS version can be used.

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    Also Xtol is the least toxic and the most environment friendly.

    The T-Max RS would be a good idea for push processing, but in LF we usually do the counter.

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    Re: Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    If it has been many years, perhaps you should make a few test shots and develop them first.

    If everything works with no surprises, then develop the images you made "in earnest".

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    Re: Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    Ken has made the best suggestion as to how to get started.

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    Re: Advice re tmax film developer for 45

    I started with D-76, used it for a couple of years, and then switched to Xtol which I use 1:1 like I did with D-76. I found Xtol to be superior to D-76. If you mix using distilled water and store in one of these: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ge_Tank_2.html the developer will last at least 6 months if not much longer. I once successfully developed film with developer I mixed 9 months earlier - not recommended however.

    Thomas

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