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    As with so many things, Truzi, it is a phrase with multiple meanings, only one of which is what you're thinking of ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    I get better films speed with Pyrocat HD than with Xtol or ID-11/D76 (to achieve a similar tonal range. I shoot HP5 & Delta 100/400 at box speed.

    I process in a Jobo tank mostly 5x4 sheet film but also some 120 as well with no issuesbut mine's an inversion tank.

    Ian
    I also observe less speed loss (if any) with Delta 100 and 400 Films in Pyrocat HD. I am starting to wonder whether the streaks I see on films are not related to the age of the Pyrocat - one of the solutions (I think it is A) got rather strong yellow and much denser - maybe it does not dissolve properly in the working solution and causes the problem. I bought the Pyrocat HD some 8 or 9 years ago. Maybe it is time to get a fresh one

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdeeh View Post
    As with so many things, Truzi, it is a phrase with multiple meanings, only one of which is what you're thinking of ...
    Normally I'd not have thought twice, but I see how some people so love their Pyrocat-HD, lol.

    Seriously, though, I think it's time I opened the Pyrocat-HD (in glycol) I had purchased a while ago. I think I'll "knock-out" a roll of 120 (and I'm not very good, so a pugilistic interpretation may be apt).

    There is no dearth of info on the internet to learn from, except for what may give me a good first-experience with this developer; something that makes it's attributes obvious. Any suggestions? I have Tri-X, TMAX 100 & 400, and Acros to play with, and we have quite a bit of snow this year.
    Truzi

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    Normally there is an info sheet with the Pyricat HD (well, if you buy it at photoformulary.com). I personally would start with either Tmax 100 or Tmax 400 and use EI of half the box speed.

    Check out (for example) the webapge of Ken Lee: http://www.kenleegallery.com/index.php He uses pyrocat with TMax films with excellent results.

    have fun

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    Now y'all have gone and convinced me to try this, too. I've ordered some pyrocat from the Formulary and will try it with some HP5+ 4x5 (that I normally use Xtol with) in a rotary setup when I get that together late this month.

    The winter sun is strong and clear here in SoCal this year so this should be a good match.

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