Fuji Acros and Xtol 1+2

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    I am looking for a starting time for Fuji Acros (4x5) in Xtol 1+2 ?

    thanks.
     
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    Guess I stomped y'all.
     
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    David,

    I would start somewhere around 10 or 11 minutes at 68 degrees, rating the film around EI80. This has worked ok for me in the past. I am developing my 4x5 film in a slosher.
     
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    Are you using this at 1+2 ?
     
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    yes, try it on a few shots that aren't very important, but in average light.
     
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    thanks brian.

    1+1 is 9:30
    1+3 is 14

    So 1+2 is probably 11:45

    That's what I will try.
     
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    Right, but this is based on maufacturers times, which are always high. I would start with 10:30 at EI 80. That should be a good starting time.
     
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    In my Jobo CPP-2 I use XTOL 1+1 for about 7'30'' with a 5' pre-wash for ACROS shot at IE 64, never tried 1:2 since this wouldn't allow me to use the minimum recommended stock solution per film (about 100 ml for 135 or 120).
     
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    I have had good success with ACROS 100 and XTOL 1:2 at 12 minutes
     
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    I've used it 1+2 at 13 minutes, EI 100. Very sharp and highlights seemed about right. I use invesrsion though - you may want to adjust this for tray or rotary to account for the different agitation.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the post.

    I am using a Jobo tank for the sheet film, and doing inversions.