17 Jan 2007
I was sorry to see TX400 disappear in 4x5. In order to find a repacement I have tried some TXP320. I find that they are indeed VERY different films. I have two questions.
1. I have developed TXP320 in D76(1:1) and Perceptol (1:1) with unsatisfactory results. I have rated the film at EI200 and EI160 respectively (from film testing experiments), and the overall density of the negatives looks good. The problem is that when I print them everyting looks flat by 1 to 1.5 paper grades. Can anyone suggest a developer that might give me a greater gamma without "blocking-up" the highlights?
2. Should I abandon this film and look for another? If so, what would you suggest?