I routinely develop LF sheet film in Pyrocat-HD using semi-stand development. I develop my LF film, 4 to 6 sheets at a time in a slosher tray or cradle. This is a compartmentalized acrylic tray with holes in the bottom, sides and corners for the processing chemistry to flow through. The slosher tray fits inside a conventional tray that holds the chemistry. I have no problems at all with non-uniform development.Originally Posted by mark
See this 8x10 image:
It was processed as one of a batch of 8 sheets of film, processed 4 at a time in a single batch of Pyrocat-HD working developer. It was processed in the second batch of 4.
The Efke 100 film was developed for 16.5 minutes at 21 deg. C. Following a 5 minute presoak in water, it received 30 seconds of gentle, continuous agitation in the developer; stood unagitated in the developer for 8 minutes, and then was gently agitated for 5 seconds. No additional agitation was perfomed.
Development was followed by a deionized water rinse and fixing in a non-hardening alkaline fixer.
I semi-stand develop Efke 100 120 roll fim (and other emulsions) in SS and Plastic Jobo equipment using the same procedure (except that I use inversion agitation). The results are fully comparable with my LF slosher tray results.