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    Hi Nicole

    Your are on the right track with XTOL take it undiluted at 20░ Celcius for about 11 minutes as a starting point.
    And do a test then with the 400 ASA one in XTOL and one in Rodinal and then take a loup or make some enlargementsyou as a woman will see the winner!

    P.S. For the 400 ASA Agfapan is a good starting point 8 minutes at 20░ Celcius!
    Good luck!

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    Hi

    I forgot to say this 11 minutes are for the underexposed Agfapan 100. In your case I would the development time expand to 12 minutes only if it was a contrasty scene and then in the beginning all 1 minute shake and after 8 minutes only all 2 minutes shake. So you get the contast a bit down. If it was just a normal contrast scene then just 11 minutes with all 30 second shake!
    Good luck!

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    JohnArs,
    I presume the reason for different agitation intervals is to help control contrast while using a longer dev time to help with shadow detail.

    Personally, I _always_ stick to a consistent agitation method throughout the development. I've seen references to something in The Negative (which I have not read all the way through yet) about using a different pattern at some point during development, but I have not found a real benefit to doing so in my tests.

    Therefore, I always agitate 2x every 30 seconds, except when doing TXT @ 1600 in Microphen, when I agitate only once every 3 _minutes_.

    allan

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    Allan

    You are right works quiet well with Xtol the shadows show more details and the lights are also better printable! Its not a huge difference but sometimes exactly what is needed to get easy printable negs.

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