@mr.datsun: I only souped the strip in Iron Out bypassing completely all reversal steps. This to assess if Super Iron Out could reduce all AgBr. But it seems there's a difference whether the film is exposed or not.
Tonight I've carried out my second attempt as follows:
1) Ilford Pq Universal 1+5, 10 min, +0,7g hypo anh, Kodak agitation style;
2) dichromate bleach, 3 min, constant agitations;
3) sulfite clearing (25g/lt), 2 min, constant agitation;
4) Super Iron Out, 2tsp in 300ml, 6min constant agitation;
For a Fomapan 100 classic exposed at 100 the DMax is finally there, although it's not going to make you scream. The highlights are quite blown up.
Diagnosis: overdevelopment and/or overexposure.
@richyd: I must agree with mr.datsun. Your slides are quite good. I just prefer your Iron Out process because the black are richer (for what I can see from a scan). I, however, must agree with your findings about the low DMax that the Fomapan 100 yields. It's probably inherent to the nature of the beast because also David Wood of dr5.com explicitly warns against using Fomapan 100 classic in his line.
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