Does anyone know what kind of results happen when using a Jobo processor?
I use a Jobo tank by hand. HC-110 can be very firey if over shaken. I do 5 initial inversions and then only 2 inversions at 4 minutes and 2 at 8 minutes and pour out at 12 minutes. Continuous agitation would loose some of the advantages of the minimal agitation approach. ie regular grain, boosted shadows and tamed highlights.
I've never tried it as a concentrate"straight from the bottle". I've always went by mixing a stock solution 1:3 and drawing my working solution from there, in most cases that's been Dilution B. Developing times are short-about 5 1/2 minutes. Much more and they come out too contrasty or at least they use to. Using a scanner instead of the sane way to make prints is a little different I've discovered. For one thing the quality just doesn't look the same as when I made prints from Tri-X.
After looking at my best attempt to get these negatives flat and try another scan they still don't look as good and sharp as my old 20-30 year old Trix-X negatives.
HC-110 was designed to replace a number of other developers in commercial applications. The idea was that it could be used at different dilutions, with each different dilution being similar to the commercial developer (D76, etc.) that it was replacing. If you use it with a different dilution, it will behave very similarly to dilution B, except for the development time.
You don't need a syringe to measure 6 ml - just use a small graduated cylinder (35 ml) and pour enough concentrate to raise the level of water in it by 6 ml.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Col colt, i recall someone from a german photo magazine recently making the case that wet prints with top-of-the line enlarging lenses outperform even the best scans.
If you search for "Rollei RPX 25: Grain and Resolution" you will find some info there. Henning talks mainly about the different films and their resolution figures, but i think he mentions the superiority of the wet prints vs. scans somewhere.