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    Best warmtone developer for Adox MCC110

    Hi!

    I´m normally using dektol for Adox MCC110. I would also like to have a warmer developer for the paper for images that suits it.

    I just tried Foma WT powder developer, and it it was extremely slow with this paper.

    Im not after a brown image, but more something subtle and glowing :-)

    Or maybe I should use Ilford FB Warmtone? Will there be big differences?

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    A warm tone developer will be slow by nature. They are typically formulated to be less active than neutral to cold toned developers. Have you tried toning in selenium? That might be just what you're after.
    Frank Schifano

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    Agree with Frank. What you really want is selenium 1+10 for 1-2mins.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    Try Fotospeed wt paper developer, at the 1/29 dilution gives a nice warmth to this paper,develops at this dilution in 3 minutes, Richard

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    The problem with warmtone developers is that they're usually past a "glow." Usually it's a slight warm cast that people want. I've found that selenium does that best or a very subtle brown toner, the latter of which takes more precision.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    I will try selenium toning 1+10. I normally selenium tone 1+20 for 3 minutes for maximum dmax, so a little change to this procedure for warmer prints is a great option. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggywag View Post
    I will try selenium toning 1+10. I normally selenium tone 1+20 for 3 minutes for maximum dmax, so a little change to this procedure for warmer prints is a great option. Thanks
    Sounds good. MCC is one of those papers that takes a decent amount of time at 1+20 to show significant tone shift. Other papers I use (K-888 for instance) shift tone in less than 60 seconds w/ Se 1+20.

    If you want to use graded paper I would recommend K-888 as it has the tone you want right out of the box.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    You might also try Zonal Pro HQ Warmtone developer and then tone in selenium 1:20. It is a nice combination

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggywag View Post
    Best warmtone developer for Adox MCC110...Im not after a brown image, but more something subtle and glowing...
    A perfect match:

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/9421-C...ter?cat_id=301

    No toning necessary to achieve your desired result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura View Post
    A perfect match:

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/9421-C...ter?cat_id=301

    No toning necessary to achieve your desired result.
    Any idea how many minutes it takes to develop the print with this developer?

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