Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hoskinson View Post
Once again: I recommend Pyrocat-PC (P-Aminophenol - Ascorbic Acid). In my experience, using the 1 + 1 + 100 dilution and developing semi-stand for 14 to 18 minutes at 72C, Pyrocat-PC works great with both Neopan 400 and with Fomapan 200.

that link doesn't work^^

yeah, the pyro stuff sounds interesting. i definitely have to try it.

how different is that from rodinal + ascorbic acid?

the pyro is a stain, correct? other than that, it sounds similar to rodinal+ascorbic. is the lack of grain a factor of adding ascorbic acid or from the stain or both? (forgive my questions as i'm just getting into all of this and as i've already stated, the combos become mindboggling.)

also, saw the post on metol+sulfite/ascorbic acid. this seems similar except that it appears to be too grainy for my tastes. am i understanding things correctly or . . . ?

thanks to all--i'll grasp all of this, i promise!