Acros in PMK?

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  1. athanasius80

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    Does anyone stand develop Fuji Acros shot at 100 ISO in PMK? Development times would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
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    I am not sure about this particular combination - but when I do stand development with Pyrocat it seems to be completely irrelevant what film and exposure index I use.
    I just use one hour for all combinations and the results are fine. Your mileage may vary.

    - Thomas
     
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    Hutchings does not recommend PMK for stand development. That doesn't mean you can't do it, but to me it means that a test on something not critical is in order. Be sure your test photo has gradations similar to the one that is important.
     
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    I've never had good results with Acros 100 processed in PMK, odd processing marks. All very strange. I've since processed it in Rodinal and Ilfosol 3 with no problems.

    I would be interested to learn how you get on with this combination.
     
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    Acros is great in Xtol 1:1, normal agitation. Diluted Xtol enhances shadow detail, similar to stand development.
     
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    On the other hand I have had great results with ACROS and PMK though not stand development. That is the weird thing about photography, what works for one doesn't work for another. I did quite a lot of Acros 120 rolls in PMK with landscape/architecture and lots of sky and got very even unmottled unstreaked film and very nice highlight detail.
    Dennis
     
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    I have used Acros in PMK with good results. But you have first to use Acros @ ISO 50, and second add EDTA (5 mL for 500 ML PMK) in the developer to avoid irregular development. Like that it is nice.
     
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    I've not used Acros 120 only 4"x5" in Quickloads. Just wondering if it's the sheet film that is a little problematic in PMK? As I said the film was fine in Rodinal and Ilfosol 3.

    PMK is my workhorse developer and all other films I put through it are fine.

    I'll have to give the 120 version a go some time to see how it performs.

    Cheers,
    Trevor.