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    TRI-X (135) at EI 800

    Hello All,

    I recently shot some rolls of 35mm Tri-X, rated at EI800. May I get some of your recommendations for a developer that would work well at that speed, or what your preferred developer might be, for that matter?

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    When we had to do that (decades ago) we would soup the Tri-X in Acufine or UFG.
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    I shoot trix at 800-1600 and use diafine. It works fine. I just shot two rolls of our church's play at 1600 and the negs came out pretty good.

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    There are many. D-76 can push to that speed, HC-110 can do it too, and Acufine has been a long standing developer to push process. There are more.

    Best to test many to learn which work with your tastes.
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    Thanks, all.

    Regarding D-76, have any of you ever used it diluted more than 1:1 (eg. 1:2, 1:3). I've read that there's an apparent "gain" in sharpness. Is this the case, or is diluted D-76 just diluted D-76? There's nothing listed beyond 1:1 on the Massive Development Chart.

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    800 isn't really much of a push for Tri-X, and I think lots of options would work well. Some people rate Tri-X at 800 in Diafine, though I think most would put it slightly higher than that. I've had good luck with modest pushes of Tri-X in PC-TEA, using the times given for Xtol 1+2 in the MDC and Anchell & Troop, and gotten negatives that don't have a dramatic "This Film Was Pushed!" look; I assume Xtol itself would give similar results, but can't speak to it from experience...

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    Thanks, Nathan.

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    Any of the standard b/w developers should do it just fine. How far you need to push it will depend on the contrast you want. I am fond of this film with D-76 or HC-110. I would just use D-76 1:1 in this case; especially if you already have it on hand.
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    D-76, 1:1, 15% additional developing time to start.

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    Diafine hands down - grain is pretty much the same as shot at box speed. Pushing in D76 and xtol has always rendered very high contrast and grainy results.

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