WD2D+ Anyone tried it yet?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by magic823, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. magic823

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    I ordered a kit of this and it should arrive this week. I'm planning on heading to Mt. Rainier this weekend to shoot some negs.

    I normally shoot Tri-X at 200, souped in Alta Gamma Plus, but I'm planning on tying it all in the WD2D+.

    Has anybody tried this yet (article in the last issue of PhotoTechnics)? Any ideas of film speed for Tri-x, Bregger 200, if it comes in time a box of Efke 25 I just ordered.

    I'll report any of my findings once I have developed.
     
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    I've been using WD2D+ for several months. Times are very close to those for PMK. With Bergger 200 sheet film (EI 100) my times are usually between 10 and 15 minutes when developing by inspection (12.5 minutes is my standard time with PMK). The stain is very green, and you can see a great deal of detail on the emulsion side of the negative under the green safelight. This developer will continue staining in the wash if you do not use an acid stop. With Classic Pan 400, developing time is around 25 minutes, but if you double the concentration of both A and B, you can get it down to 15 minutes.