Hi folks, I am mulling over an idea.....
I have about 400 rolls of TP in 120 and 35mm, have some fun plans with it in going forward. While I have a decent stock of Technidol, 100+ packets that make 8oz of solution each, I also have 10 small boxes of TD-3 which is supposed to be able to soup an average of 20 rolls of 35mm TP, I would logically expect 10 rolls of 120 from it. I have used Technidol which is kind of funky in it's wet reel drop in and vigorous agitation, but it works.
So I have spent over an hour in trying to get a more definitive answer in terms of comparing the two in getting replies that go beyond simply saying one is better than the other, because if I ebay'd all my Technidol, which is new in the box and then replaced it with the right amount of TD-3, I would have enough money left over for more important things like paper to print on. The only comparison I can glean anything from is this one, but I am wanting a little more than that since I am going to be mostly printing these negs, not scanning them.
I also feel like that I would rather master one developer and get the most out of it instead of having two and going back and forth, so TD-3 being still available, having a better roll count per unit and a seemingly wide gamut of dilution ratios appears to be a better bet despite the notion that Technidol is still the best.
So....talk to me, what are the differences I am going to see in printing from TP negs souped in Technidol and TD-3?