Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
xtol always suggested ix-nay on the soakpre-ay ..

i usually presoak because i am bored and a creature of habit and don't ever use xtol ..
besides sometimes i pour the AH dye into my spent developer and watch it vanish, its fun
Sorry John:

j109 - the Kodak XTol data sheet - is silent on the issue of pre-soaking when it comes to roll films or when it comes to small tank, large tank or rotary processing. With respect to sheet film and tray processing, j109 expressly recommends a pre-soak: http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe.../j109/j109.pdf

And for the OP, j86 - the Kodak TMax/TMax RS data sheet - is silent on the issue of pre-soaking when it comes to roll or sheet films or when it comes to small tank, large tank, rotary processing or tray processing: http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...bs/j86/j86.pdf