Xtol dev times - contradicts by Kodakgreenspun.com : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread
I've been using Xtol 1+1 for about a year with Tmax films with great results. I just tried Delta 400 (@ 320) with poor results. I followed the development time suggested in Kodak J-109 pub on Xtol, 10:50 @68F, but noticed that the Xtol package suggested starting at 8:00 @ 68F. Left hand please meet the right hand.
Can anyone share a time and temp they've found to work between Xtol 1+1 and D400?
Thanks in advance.
-- rick simpson (email@example.com), July 10, 2000
The manufacturer's times are intended to be starting points. You must learn to adjust to your individual situation. I generally use Xtol 10-20% longer than Kodak recommends with various films.
-- Tim Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 10, 2000.
11 minutes @ 20C works very well for me. of course, I am using mountain spring Oregon water, but I think it tis close enough.
-- daniel taylor (email@example.com), July 10, 2000.
Check Ilford's times for their films in Xtol, I found them much closer... t
-- tom meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 15, 2000.
A usefull resource is the Massive development chart at:
They recommend 10.5 min for your combo, as mentioned before these are all just starting points.
-- Peter Foiles (email@example.com), July 16, 2000.