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    Times and dilution for Kentmere 400 shot at 200 in HC-110?

    Hello everyone

    I have a few rolls of Kentmere 400 that I shot at 200 quite a while back. I haven't got around to developing them but thought I should do so soon. The problem is that I haven't developed Kentmere at EI200 before using HC-110.

    The MDC has one entry for Kentmere 400 at box speed - 16 min at 20C in Dil F.

    I checked filmdev.org and found an entry for stand development but it's not entirely on point.

    To further complicate things, I need to develop at 18C. So can anyone advise on the times for this film, shot at 200, and developed at 18C?

    A great many thanks in advance
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    time in developer and exposure are not really related unless you believe in magic and Santa.

    If you wet print on grade 2 depends if you use condenser or ground glass if you only scan use less - MDC is just rumour...

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    Why did you shoot them at EI 200? If you did so to get more shadow detail, then I would suggest you just develop normally. HC-110 is a low-speed developer very similar to Rodinal in its tonality. The dilution H works better for me, as it compensates a bit more, which can be enhanced by giving much less agitation (2 inversions every 3-5 min). That way you get your shadow detail without sacrificing the highlights. So use the dil H times, use the standard chart for temperature adjustment (IIRC there is a copy on digitaltruth) and if you want more compensation, extend development time by 10-20% and reduce agitation. It is difficult to completely stuff it up. So try to get your first roll in the ballpark, and then make fine adjustments from there.

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    Thanks very much for the replies. The reason I shot the rolls at EI 200 is partly because I wanted to try this film at EI 200 and partly because I shot the rolls last summer outdoors. Dilution H (for Tri-X at box speed) is 9 minutes and it seems the temp/time conversion chart makes that 11 minutes approximately at 18C.

    many thanks again
    Philip

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    Ilford's website covers time/temp conversion with a graph

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    You can also try to reduce the recommended development time with 15-20%, as a starter. Good luck!



 

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