I think the magic bullet thing is totally dependent upon knowing what you want to do with your film and developer and finally your print. gaging the lighting conditions is most critical and then from there you can make educated / reasonable choice further down the food chain.
Like you I do not always use Pyro, in fact since I do a lot of solarization work, I prefer normal exposure, push process D76 to give me a more punchy neg.
If I am doing lith prints , I prefer a thin, but pushed neg in HC110.
I am going to give that Semi Stand treatment to a series of 8x10 film I am considering, if I make a mistake I will only be screwing up my own stuff.
I am also moving to a sink line for processing film which I want to hold in the air mid development and flash the negs,
My rotary system is great but not useful for this idea.
Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson