Panatomic-X Development

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  1. maclin

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    Hey Y'all !!:smile:

    Any suggestions for developing Kodak Panatomic-X ?

    There is no listing in either side (current film or unlisted data) of the MDC. No luck in finding a tech bulletin from Kodak either.

    Any and all ideas would be appreciated.
     
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    Kodak's Data Sheet for Panatomic X recommends D76 1:1 for 7 minutes at 68F in a small tank. Best bet is to do a clip test just to make sure that the time is correct due to the age of the film. Being a slow film there should not be to much loss of speed in the ASA/ISO.
    Gord
     
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    Best I've found is Microdol-X 1:0, shot at 25 or so. Yeah, its slower, but you really really must try it. Like they were Made for each other.
     
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    Pyrocat HD 1:1:100 4 3/4 minutes in a Jobo tank.
     
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    Second the recommendation. They were indeed made for each other.
     
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    As well the closest I've found to that Pan-X/MDX look is Tmax 100 at 64, in MDX 1:0, just like Kodak said. Not exact. But close.
     
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    Has anyone tried C-41 developer, if so, time and temp?
     
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    Timely thread as I have recently picked up a 70mm roll and a 100ft bulk roll. Though I don't think I have any Microdol-x.
     
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    After checking with my 1974 Kodak darkroom dataguide, you have your choice
    Microdol-x 1:3 12 mins @ 68deg. F
    Microdol x or D-76 1:1 7 mins @ 68deg. F
    HC-110 dil B 4m 15s @ 68deg F
    Of course, there are adjustments to be made for enlarger type, lens flare, paper type,etc you know-- all the usual factors that Kodak wants us to think about .
    Hope this helps.
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    Nobody here mentions it but there were a lot of people who loved PanX in Rodinal back in the day. I have a lot of frozen Pan-x 120 that is going to ebay someday.
     
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    Adams once wrote that an acceptable (to him) 8x10 could be made from 35 mm Pan X developed in a soft-working developer like D23.