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    Hi Bobby,
    If you want sharpness, acutance and edge effects try something other than TMX.
    I have tried TMX in many developers and dilutions with virtually no success at achieving edge effects even with developers which do give these effects on other films.

    The sharpest film I have encountered in the 100-120 speed range is Ilford Delta 100 developed in Perceptol or D-76 diluted 1+2.

    Even the venerable 125Plus X is sharper than TMX especially if rated at 64 and developed in dilute Perceptol or D-76.

    Good luck
    Andrew S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew
    Hi Bobby,
    If you want sharpness, acutance and edge effects try something other than TMX.
    Even the venerable 125Plus X is sharper than TMX especially if rated at 64 and developed in dilute Perceptol or D-76.

    Good luck
    Andrew S
    Perhaps that's true, but Plus-X as sheet film is no longer made. I believe FP-4 is tho'.

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    Thanks All

    I think I'll experiment with a different film. I do occasionaly use unsharp masking but would like to eliminate it if I can. I'd like to thank everyone for taking the time to reply.

    Bob

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    If you're looking at other films, you might add Efke PL100 to your list, available from jandcphotography.com. It's fine grained, responds well to pyro if you do that, has good density range for contrast control, and the tonality is beautiful. The emulsion is soft, but if you process in drums and handle it with normal care, it's not a problem.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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