Processing Tech Pan

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Adrian Twiss, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Adrian Twiss

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    A recent posting on this topic prompted me to ask the following question. I have only tried to process Tech Pan Once with disastrous results. I found the film difficult to load and when I processed it using Kodak's "cocktail shaker" agitation method it came out covered in blotches caused by the film falling out of the spiral.

    Has anyone processed this film (using Technidol) whilst employing more usual agitation methods. If so I would be very grateful for any advice.

    Thank you

    Adrian
     
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    I process it using stainless steel reels and have never had a problem. Since switching to Photographers' Formulary's TD-3 Tech Pan developer and using mild agitation rather than Kodak's violent agitation method, I've gotten consistently beautiful negatives every time. It seems to me that you used plastic reels which, in the past, gave me numerous problems in several areas and caused me to switch to stainless steel (Hawes) reels. Did you?
     
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    i used to process it in dektol or sprint paper developer after shooting it @ asa200. never had any bad results ...
     
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    Yes, I used Paterson reels.
     
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    This is very interesting. What development times and speed rating did you use?, if you don't mind me asking
     
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    Francesco et at

    Thanks for your help.