T-Max 3200 processing time exp at 1600

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  1. Matt5791

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    The Paterson Aculux says processing time of 16 mins for Tmax 3200.

    I have exposed this film at 1600 - do I reduce the processing time?

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
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    The rough rule of thumb would be to reduce development time by about a quarter to a third for each stop. Try about 12 minutes.
     
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    Never mind... in vino veritas not.

    Some find the true speed slower than 3200. I don't. But you could process as usual, saying the true speed is closer to 1600 than 3200.
     
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    Wouldn't exposing it at 1600 be overexposing it? You would be giving it twice the exposure that you would for 3200?
     
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    Yes, of course. I had a champagne-induced brain cramp there before I edited... Sorry.
     
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    That's okay. I was nearly about to agree with you before I had a proper think about it. :smile:
     
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    I suppose a lot depends on the developer you're using, but a lot of people (me included) find that exposing it at 1600 and developing for 3200 works well. I've usually developed it with DD-X.
     
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    OK, thanks for the replies everyone.

    I went with the first suggestion which was:

    Aculux for 12 minutes

    I presoaked the film and fixed it twice.

    The negs are sparkling and look really sharp!

    (apart from the last 10 shots on the roll which had a little vignetting which looks like a camera problem. I can easily crop it out during printing without changing the composition of the print as it is only small, but irritating none the less)

    Thanks for the help everyone!

    Matt
     
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    Phew, I'm glad my suggestion worked! :wink: I only said ABOUT 12 minutes, but if the negs are sparkling and sharp then, well done. :smile:
     
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    No, Kevin, no no no! All wrong! This is where you post:

    "Hmm, yes, exactly as I have predicted. Hold my calls, I'll be on my mountain top!" :D

    That's what I would have done, heheehehehee:D - you are waaaay too modest!

    Peter.
     
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    I'm glad you got good results. Testing is always the best way.

    The following is from Kodak's tech info bulletin for P3200, and I had it posted at the front desk of the lab I used to work in. I feel that the P3200 designation is at best misleading for most developers, so I always throw this out when people start asking about EI ratings for P3200. So for what it's worth:

    Lee