Delta 3200 - development : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

Hi, I'm about to shoot a roll of Delta 3200 - I have never tried this film before. I'll have to process the film fairly quickly and will have the TMax developer, Rodinal and PMK at my disposal.

I'll be shooting in the 35 mm format, at either 1600 or 3200. Can someone recommend a good starting point with any of the above developers? Has anyone had good results with Delta?

TMZ 3200 seems to work very well with TMax developer, while being too grainy and flat in Rodinal. Would the same apply to Delta 3200?

Thank you.

-- Tim Bolotnikoff (, August 15, 1999


I hope this will be of some help Time/Temp chart Push Processing Review Intro Print-all version No Frames Home ) Jon Mided 1999 All Rights Reserved

-- Marty (, August 16, 1999.

I am particularly interested to find out how Delta 3200 works in PMK. Has anyone had good results with this combination?

-- Tim Bolotnikoff (, August 16, 1999.

Tim, I've been shooting Delta 3200 at 1000 and developing in TMAX developer 1:4 70 degrees for 7 minutes. I like it better than TMZ because the tones I get are good, very good highlight detail and seperation. The grain may be alittle smaller than TMZ it's hard to say. The first roll I shot was at 1600 and the shadow detail was less than I like, so 1000 is now my standard. A very good film! By the way, I use a condenser enlarger. Good luck!!


-- Bob Tipton (, August 17, 1999.

I have been developing Delta 3200 in PMK+ with reasonably good results. I tried regular PMK, but wasn't getting the density I desired. I expose at EI 800 and develop in PMK+ for 17 minutes at 68 degrees. This gives a very high d-min, but the negatives are quite printable.

-- Ed Buffaloe (, August 18, 1999.

Correction: I misremembered. That developing time for Delta 3200 in PMK+ at EI 800 is 14.5 minutes at 68 degrees.

-- Ed Buffaloe (, August 18, 1999.

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