This is an old thread, but I'll respond for anybody coming across this message...
Originally Posted by MaximusM3
I believe it is in error to dilute developer without at least a minimal amount of concentrate to handle the quantity of film being developed. I believe this is standard. So, if 15+15ml in 500ml is the ratio you wanted to experiment with, I think you'd be better served using the same ratio, but with more volume.
For example,develop that same roll of film using 30+30ml in 1000ml, and use a larger developing tank. you can use empty reels as spacers within the tank. This would provide the same weak dilution your desire, yet still have the minimal amount of concentrate-per-square-inch-of-film to handle the job.
I, too, am about to experiment with TFX-2, PMK, PRESCYSOL EF, and Microphen. (I'm abandoning XTOL now that it is a discontinued product)
I'll be playing with dilutions, and with varying agitation schemes.
good luck in your endeavors
Last edited by garacha; 11-17-2012 at 11:02 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: correct spelling