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    Tri-X in Xtol 1:1 (LF)

    Hi,

    I'd like to get a starting point for processing Tri-X (5x7) in xtol (1:1). Shuffling 4-6 sheets in a tray.

    I've done a bit of research and have found ratings of 160-640 but nothing was specific to tray processing.

    If you can throw me a starting point I'd appreciate it.


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    T

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    Some claim that XTOL raises the film speed, but I have not noticed that.

    I like the results of replenished XTOL better.

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    Care to expand?

    Why do you like replenished xtol?
    What do you rate your film at?

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    I use box speed for all films. I always got good results.

    Replenished XTOL gives smoother tonal ranges, enhanced sharpness and good shadow detail.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

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    Dear T,

    Download the Xtol data sheet. It has the information you need.

    Neal Wydra

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    How you process the film -- tray or tank -- doesn't usually affect the developing time. If you were rotary processing, however, you'd subtract about 15% to compensate for the continuous agitation.

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    XTOL does, indeed, raise film speed. I used to rate HP5+ at EI 200 when I used to develop in D76. I now shoot at EI 400 and develop in 1:2 XTOL.



 

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