Problem: Plus-X shot at ei 320

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  1. jpa

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    I had a roll of film in my Rolleiflex that I had loaded several weeks ago, but didn't shoot any frames. I forgot what film it was, but assumed that it was Tri X that I was intending to shoot at ei 125 ( which I had been doing at the time ). To make a long story short - I shot the roll at ei 320, thinking it was Tri X ( and didn't want to shoot it at 125 ) but discovered that it was Plus X.

    So, I'd like to know if anyone has any experience pushing Plus X to 320?
    I'd really like to develop it in Pyrocat HD, and if anyone has any experience with this combo, I'd be greatly appreciative. I don't want to experiment with pushing other rolls, as my stash of Plus X is getting very, very low.

    Thanks,
    Jan
     
  2. Thomas Bertilsson

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    Willi Morali and Wolfgang Moersch consistently gets EI 250 out of Plus-X in Moersch EFD (Eco Film Developer) developer. I asked Wolfgang about it, and he says he can't really explain it, but has tested it a number of times.

    See these pictures: Click

    See this link: Click

    Here are developing times: Click

    EI 250 is not that far off EI 320.
     
  3. Roger Cole

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    Diafine! Admittedly it's expensive these days if you only plan to run one roll but it lasts and lasts and lasts - just keep re-using. I shoot Plus-X at 400 for Diafine development. Your 320 should look great. Just follow directions on the box.

    Thomas's suggestion looks good too but I've no experience with it.
     
  4. jpa

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    Thanks for the info! Man - those photos at ei 250 look great. I'm sure that I could figure out a fairly close estimate for the EFD at 320. It definitely looks do-able. I really like the Moersch line of developers, also.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I'll keep it in mind.