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    Survey: How are you processing your LF film?

    Please list your film size, film, chemicals and equipment, and a link to a sample picture, if you have one.

    I'm asking because I just started, I'm using a Bessler 11x14 drum on a unicolor base and having mixed results, some great, some bizarre, sometimes in the same tank. I'm just interested in knowing what is common to use.

    So, to start:
    5x7 (will be working with 4x5 soon)
    HP5
    D76 (have been experimenting with 1+3, supposing that development might be more even with the chemicals diluted more, have had some sort of inconsistencies in the highlights)
    Bessler 11x14 drum on a unicolor base

    This is one of my most recent, you can see the problem a little in the upper left corner:


    Alright...who's next?
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    sorry for the record, I would like this to be more a survey and less a what-is-sully75-doing wrong thread.
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    Sorry no pic/scans, but...

    4x5"
    Tray developing, 6 at a time maximum
    D-76 1+1

    Very consistent results, no uneven developing, just the occaisional scratch, from yours truly

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    With my Yankee Agitank or 5x7 tray.

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    4x5" film, usually some Ilford FP4 or HP5
    Tank process in an HP Combiplan using Diafine or Rodinal 1+50, depending on the temperature in the house and my mood.
    I get decent results with the Combiplan, even though it does drip a bit if all the fiddly fittings aren't closed tight.

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    for everything from 4x5 to 14x17, I use a Jobo CPP2+ and Expert drums. I tried tray development but that didn't work very well for me. Mostly FP4+, with the odd bit of Tmax 400 or Arista.EDU Ultra 200 (aka Fomapan 200) thrown in. Used to be mostly the Fomapan/Arista until they had to discontinue it. Just working through my existing stock of it now. Everything gets souped in Pyrocat HD because I do mostly alt-process printing.

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    You may want to look around for a Unicolor print drum.
    I soup my 8x10 12x20 & 5x7 panchro sheet film in a Unicolor. Ortho& 4x5 in trays.

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    For the record: it's a Bessler Print Drum...has slots for 5x7 and 4x5 film.
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    4x5, 5x7, 8x10. Tri-X, Kodak hangers in deep tanks, D-76 1+1.

    I started that way in the '60's. Searched for silver bullets in film and developer many times over the years and always came back to what I knew. I'm retired now and, um, set in my ways. I will only change if Kodak stops making Tri-X, a possibility, the bastards.

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    I just started working with 4x5 myself. I'm using a Bessler Color drum (with 4x5 slots) and just hand rolling it on a 2x4 back and forth. I did pick up an Ilford motor base, but it's about 1/2" too wide for my Bessler drum. I'm looking at the HP Combiplan or the Yankee tank as a possible alternative as I need a daylight tank way of processing.

    Paper negatives and contact prints are developed in 4x5 trays.

    Other specifics:
    Film:HP5+, Fomapan 100, Paper Negatives
    Developer: HC-110

    There are a few 4x5 images near the top of my flickr stream.
    Reid

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    "If I had a nickel for every time I had to replace a camera battery, I'd be able to get the #@%&$ battery cover off!" -Me

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