Updated time for Foma 100 - 510 Pyro 1:500

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Andre R. de Avillez, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Andre R. de Avillez

    Andre R. de Avillez Member

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    There seems to be a growing group of 510-Pyro users out and about, so for those who care (or have cared, or will care, or are within 5 degrees of separation from caring) here are my updated times for developing Foma 100 (Arista.EDU Ultra 100) in 510-Pyro 1:500.

    Most of the film I shot in Japan was in overcast/very flat light, and the negs are turning out very good with this time (very good "local contrast", but less blowing of the highlights than in the last times I used).

    Anyway here's the time for roll film (120) in a tank:

    Develop for 1 hour, with 3 gentle inversions at the start, and 3 gentle inversions every 15 minutes (4 total inversion cycles).

    My contact sheets so far show extremely good results, though the negs look a bit denser than what I usually get with 510-Pyro. I might have to dial down the contrast a bit on some prints, but overall I'm pleased.

    Please excuse the randomness of this post; I'm still jetlagged from the trip to Japan (woke up at 3 in the morning today, did some studying, read the newspaper, cooked breakfast, and though "what the hell, I'll go post on APUG").

    André
     
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    How are you rating the film? I've always gotten woefully thin Tmax negatives using this developer with any dilution greater than 1:200.
     
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    I rate the film at box speed, so e.i. 100 . I've found that 510-Pyro negs can look thin, but print well; but at any rate, these negs look good by the usual standards (and SHARP!).
     
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    I've noticed this too. It's amazing. I think it's because of the heavy stain.