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Thread: HP-5+ and grain

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    Quote Originally Posted by presspass View Post
    After using Tri-X and the Arista variant for some years, I decided to try HP-5+. Did my first roll yesterday, using D-76h 1:1 and Massive Development chart times. When I wet printed, I noticed two major changes - less contrast than Tri-X and more grain - a lot more grain. Agitation is the same - constant for the first minute (inversion) followed by four inversions every minute. Is this just the nature of the film, or is it developer-specific? Any help appreciated. Thanks.
    ime ~10 years ago, D-76h required longer times than D-76. MDC gives times for D-76 if I am not mistaken.
    The light source of Your enlarger and many other variables still exist, besides film and developer.

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    I think through the years Tri-X has always been just a bit finer grained than HP-5. The current Tri-X is remarkably fine grained, so I'm not surprised to hear the difference is greater now. Some people actually complain about the lack of graininess in the current TX.

    I'd be perfectly happy with either, but they have always been noticeably different emulsions with strong followings for each.

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    HP5 is certainly grainier than Tri-x, but it's also sharper, atleast in 120 anyway. Tonality is a separate discussion. I've standardized on HP5 and Tri-x both in ID-11 1:1. HP5 pushed slightly in flat light and Tri-x shot at 250 in contrasty light. This works well for me. I don't worry much about grain. I, like Thomas prefer grain in the image.

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