Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
FWIW, although it isn't specifically recommended by some of the manufacturers, many of us do pre-wet our B & W film.

It is a great source of argument here on APUG.

I do it because I feel it helps ensure more even development and consistency.

Most importantly, you must ensure that if you are going to do it, you should do it in the same way, each time.
Yup. Me, too. The only time I didn't do it was with Diafine, but that's because it's a different beast altogether compared to most other developers.

My workflow went like this: 5 minute presoak, dump out water, develop, dump out water, water stop (3 changes), fix, wash in several changes of water, then do a couple minutes in running water to get the rest.