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Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by david b, Jan 29, 2008.
I am looking for a starting time for Fuji Acros (4x5) in Xtol 1+2 ?
Guess I stomped y'all.
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.
Are you using this at 1+2 ?
yes, try it on a few shots that aren't very important, but in average light.
1+1 is 9:30
1+3 is 14
So 1+2 is probably 11:45
That's what I will try.
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.
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).
I have had good success with ACROS 100 and XTOL 1:2 at 12 minutes
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.
Thanks everyone for the post.
I am using a Jobo tank for the sheet film, and doing inversions.