T-max 3200 Developers and Techniques

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I have just bought a supply of TMax 3200 and would like to hear the experiences of others. I would like to hear about favorite developers, times and techniques to bring out the best in TMax 3200.

-- Leo Christoffer (leo@fidalgo.net), January 10, 2000


Try Microphen 7'/75F EI 2000 and 9'30"/75F EI 3200. If it's too grainy for you, try adding a little sodium sulfite, maybe up to 50g/L.

-- John Hicks (jbh@magicnet.net), January 10, 2000.

Because grain can be such a problem with TMZ, I like full strength XTOL developed using Kodak's times. It doesn't give quite the speed as it would dilluted, nor is it quite as sharp, but TMZ will only resolve around 40 lpmm anyway, and I find the extra sodium sulfite in the "straight up" version helps out the grain.

-- Brian Hinther (BrianH@sd314.k12.id.us), January 24, 2000.

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