Like some others, I've worked backwards in a way and have come to analog from digital. It's been quite a lot of fun, but I'm having a bit of a problem dialing in my Tri-X development time. I shot a few test rolls, and tried times in XTOL 1:1 ranging from 8:30 to 9:30 (all at 20C), wherein I agitated from the pour (into a two reel Kaiser tank) until the first 30 second mark, and then performed three inversions (taking roughly 5 seconds) at every 30 second mark thereafter. The 9:00 time (I begin pouring the developer out at 9:00) looked the best to me as I still had details in my highlights and in my shadows. Enter the frustration: I shot a couple of rolls yesterday, and followed my tested time. I scanned the results (with an Epson V700, and don't even get me started on its focus issues) and found myself a bit stumped as to whether I was looking at underdeveloped negs or underexposed ones. I know it's an issue that's arisen before, just as I know I did underexpose a couple of frames by about 1/2-2/3 stop. Still, the images look duller than I thought, and I'm not sure whether my issue is with my development time, my exposure, or my scanner. So here are three examples, and I look forward to your collective analysis. Incidentally, for the sake of thoroughness, the remainder of my development process is a 30 second stop bath followed by 3:00 in Ilford Rapid Fixer, then a lot of washing and a final dip in photo flo. All images shot with a Leica M6 and at an EI of 400. Thanks ever so for any insight.