Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
Holy cow! Last time I got gradients like that the answer was obvious... I'd reached for the Dektol instead of the D-76
Bill, you seem to have taken a liking to film testing curves, judging by your earlier comments on CPorter's, and others' threads. I'd love to hear any suggestions you may have...

Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post

5 inversions in 6 secs is better than a cocktail waiter can do

I'd certainly slow down and reduce both sets of inversions. I have no idea by how much the contrast will be reduced but it should help. I'd imagine that at 6 in 5 secs every thirty secs the Xtol must get quite bubbly. Mine did even at 3 inversions over 5 sec so I took it more gently.

Thanks. I get very even development, and no bubble-related issues, but I suppose this has to influence the gradient. I just wonder if that is the key reason for my numbers.