Expansion and contraction developer - where to start
I have started with T-Max 400 film. Is the T-Max developer something that is capable of expansion and contraction development?
Suggestions on other developers for that purpose?
Comments on T-max film use when using expansion and contraction development?
My understanding is that any developer is capable of expansion and contraction development.
The time in the developer will vary quite a bit from a -4 to a +4
Originally Posted by Todd Barlow
development. I don't like short developement times. You may
need to take time in the developer into consideration. Dan
Good Evening, Todd,
My usual combination is T-100 developed in T-Max. The developer works great with both expansion and contraction--at least up to around plus or minus 50% of the "normal" time. In general, T-100 is very responsive to variations in development time. I've also used the same developer with T-400 and had excellent results, but usually at the "normal" time. Experiment! I think you'll find the T-Max developer to be very versatile.