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    Over exposed Tmax 100

    I screwed up and overexposed Tmax 100 4x5 by 3 stops. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Over exposed Tmax 100

    Been there, done that. No matter what your negatives are going to be thick. Cut development time for the first sheet by 35%. Adjust for the next one -- it may take a larger deduction. I'm sure you'll get suggestions for stand development, which I honestly have never tried, but it theory that might help.

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    Re: Over exposed Tmax 100

    Over the years I've done the same and Diafine gave me negatives that were very printable. I have also tried Rodinal 1:100 with less success. At least you didn't underexpose by several stops.

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    Re: Over exposed Tmax 100

    Develop normally.

    Quote Originally Posted by bill2424 View Post
    I screwed up and overexposed Tmax 100 4x5 by 3 stops. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Over exposed Tmax 100

    That's what wastebaskets are for. But if I had done it, I'd go with a low dilution of HC-110. How dilute, hard to say; maybe Dilution F. I'd want to run an experiment on bracketed roll film first.

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    Re: Over exposed Tmax 100

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R View Post
    Develop normally.
    This. And just print or scan through the excess density.

    Of all films, TMAX100 is probably the best film to have this happen to (perhaps with exception of TMY2).

    Reduced development will just reduce contrast/gamma, making it even more problematic to get a decent print from it.

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    Re: Over exposed Tmax 100

    This. And just print or scan through the excess density.

    Of all films, TMAX100 is probably the best film to have this happen to (perhaps with exception of TMY2).

    Reduced development will just reduce contrast/gamma, making it even more problematic to get a decent print from it.
    +1

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    Re: Over exposed Tmax 100

    Since you were first with a post and process I like

    I will shoot my 11X14 T-Max over even and not under

    Time to burn a case

    Most of you gave good concurring advice


    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Over the years I've done the same and Diafine gave me negatives that were very printable. I have also tried Rodinal 1:100 with less success. At least you didn't underexpose by several stops.
    Tin Can

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    Re: Over exposed Tmax 100

    When one prints a severely overexposed negative (one in which image forming information is up over the shoulder) the effect is somewhat odd. The middle tones are lighter than expected. Or, if you print the middle tones where they should be, there will be no whites. There is not much you can do about it.

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    Re: Over exposed Tmax 100

    HI bill2424
    I think the TMX literature says the film has a leeway of at least 2 stops each way for "develop normally" so in actuality it won't be too far off. I've had tmx that was under exposed 5 stops, that was no fun.
    good luck!

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