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    Quote Originally Posted by lbenac View Post
    Thanks Ed. It 's going in my notebook. I have switched some time ago to 3010 with Unicolor for more even development so that is perfect.

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    Don't forget to add a few drops of a Photoflo like chemical to Solution A or you will experience streaking in areas of the negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Bray View Post
    Don't forget to add a few drops of a Photoflo like chemical to Solution A or you will experience streaking in areas of the negative.
    Doesn't photo flo cause development issues? That's why you don't put it directly into the tank....


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    It is said a few drops of photo-flo helps solution A "drain" of the surface of the film more evenly, which might help promote uniformity when the film is put into a highly alkaline bath B in which development is extremely rapid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Bray View Post
    Don't forget to add a few drops of a Photoflo like chemical to Solution A or you will experience streaking in areas of the negative.
    Oddly, although I used to have issues with PMK, I still haven't had streaking issues with Pyrocat, whether divided or not.
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    I use and like Pyrocat HD in both tray and Jobo. I have tried it divided and find it is another in the list of "Silver Bullets."
    Divided D-23 and AB-55 are the first two which come to mind. Divided D-76 was looked at in the same way at one time. All have worked, but none have been the "Silver Bullet."
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    I'm not sure of the need to use divided Pyrocat in these conditions, I have no problems with negatives processed in Pyrocat HD 1+1+100 in harsher lighting, and never had a problem with Xtol (replenished) or Rodinal either.

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    There is no "magic bullet" or "holy grail" in photography. One of the things you learn is that there is always a price to pay for any particular advantage in photography.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    There is no "magic bullet" or "holy grail" in photography. One of the things you learn is that there is always a price to pay for any particular advantage in photography.
    Rodinal... Hehe


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    There is no "magic bullet" or "holy grail" in photography. One of the things you learn is that there is always a price to pay for any particular advantage in photography.
    I will attest to this. 95% of any photographer's success has to do with technique and knowledge of HOW to use our materials, not what materials we use. The only magic is between your ears, and how you use it.

    Now, if you're like Bob Carnie and you like solarized negatives, for example, just any developer will not do. I get that. Special purpose stuff.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    There is no "magic bullet" or "holy grail" in photography. One of the things you learn is that there is always a price to pay for any particular advantage in photography.
    There is a magic bullet it's called "Craft" and it's what Thomas is saying above. Know your craft and you control the results that you achieve.

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