Panatomic X in DDX or WD2D+

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  1. markbarendt

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    I have a single orphan roll of Panatomic X that was stored at room temp for many years before I got it and shot yesterday at EI 16.

    Any guesses on development time at 68 degrees for either DD-X or WD2D+.
     
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    Hi Mark,

    I only know times for D-76. However every roll of Panatomic-X I have ever shot has come through with good quality so you are probably going to be alright.
     
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    So what time would you use with D76 for normal development? That will at least give me a relative reference point.
     
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    Since you rated at 16 you will be safe with any of:

    7, 9 or 10 minutes D-76 1:1 in small tank with typically recommended agitation (5 sec agitation each 30 seconds).

    10 minutes is when I hit the "ASA triangle" which I believe got me full 32 speed.

    7 minutes achieved lower contrast than I would have liked, but I believe now it gave me about 16 speed.
     
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    Thanks Bill
     
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    This is copied from the data sheet packed with a roll of 120 Panatomic-X. The parenthesized pairs are (temperature in °C, time in minutes) for Panatomic-X exposed at ASA 32 (DIN 16°):


    Kodak Panatomic-X Professional FXP 120

    D76, (18, 6), (20, 5), (21, 4 1/2*), (22, 4 1/4*), (24, 3 3/4*)

    D76[1:1], (18, 8), (20, 7), (21, 6 1/2), (22, 6), ( 24, 5)

    Microdol-X, (18, 8), (20, 7), (21, 6 1/2), (22, 6), (24, 5)

    Microdol-X[1:3], (18, 13), (20, 12), (21, 11), (22, 10), (24, 8 1/2)

    HC-110[Dil. B], (18, 4 3/4*), (20, 4 1/4*), (21, 4*), (22, 3 3/4*), (24, 3 1/4*)

    * Unsatisfactory uniformity may result with development times shorter than 5 minutes.


    I have also developed Panatomic-X exposed at ASA 32 in Kodak T-Max Developer using the Plus-X temperature/time combinations listed on the table on the bottle. This resulted in negatives of approximately normal density and contrast. The Plus-X combinations are:

    (20, 5.5), (22, 5), (24, 5)

    Note: The 22C and 24C times are the same—5 minutes.
     
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    Thank you Ian

    That is truly helpful.
     
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    Success.

    DD-X using 15% less time than D-76 worked just fine.
     
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    Wait, D-67 stock or 1:1? oh heck, What times did you use for DD-X exactly? I'll be using the same dev tomorrow on one orphan roll of FXP 120 so any info would be helpful, did you use the above posters time of 5.5 minutes?
     
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    Stock as I remember but I've slept since then.
     
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    Lol, ok thanks.