Success with Ilford HP5+
I've done all my testing with TMY2. This time, I wanted to compare this concentrate with XTOL using a film that was not made by Kodak, and not T-grain. And I wanted to test development of an entire roll, not just a short strip, to see if there is a capacity-issue. So I exposed and developed two 36-shot rolls of HP5+, and here are their curves:
They match nicely. That tells me that this concentrate can handle a variety of film-chemistries. Both rolls were developed identically: 220 ml of stock developer for 8 minutes at 20C (Ilford's recommendation).
Grain looks the same in my 22X loupes. I also took some tripod-shots outdoors, so you'll soon see some scans that'll let you gauge both grain and sharpness.
EDIT: Evidently, the orange phenomenon described earlier is damaging the Dimezone S little, if at all. The concentrate is closely following XTOL, as it did when its ingredients were mixed directly into water (with my TMY2 tests).
Last edited by albada; 07-15-2012 at 09:44 PM. Click to view previous post history.