I have read that over and over that no development takes place in bath A and that time and temp do not matter with a 2 bath developer.
Originally Posted by Harold33
THIS IS NOT TRUE.
Maybe it is with some 2 bath developers but not with a MS two bath like this. I have done controlled tests.
I shoot a several whole rolls of 120 and cut them into strips, then tested in various versions of bath A alone and finished with bath B.
In all 2 bath developers I tried I got a lot of development in bath A alone.
The only developer where I really got almost no image in bath A alone was Diafine.
You need to run your own tests.
My favorite 2 bath I came up was a divided version of Xtol. It gave me perfect negatives for high key subjects with Plus-X.
With other films the results were good just not totally fantastic.
(Imagine a snow scene where you can see all of the detail in the snow that was actually there and also a dark spruce tree that was not just a dark spot in the photo)
Now sadly Plus-X is no more.
Last edited by brianmquinn; 07-30-2013 at 03:26 AM. Click to view previous post history.