Thanks for the great information Sly. Actually I just developed a sheet I took to compare the negative with both the new and the old Tmax 400. I have not printed the negatives, but on the light table the R3 ( rated at 200 and developed in Low Speed Developer, Jobo Expert Tank, 75degrees, 25 minutes , 5 minute pre soak ) seems to block up the highlights just a bit ( as compared to the TMax ), with comparable details in the shadows. The R3 negative is certainly denser in the highlights ( I metered in Zone 4 to preserve the shadow detail....there wasn't very much deeper shadow in the scene which had a very high subject brightness range ), and as a result is more contrasty and has more "pop" then the TMax negatives ( which are very close by the way ). Perhaps at that SBR one might consider developing for 23 minutes or so....I'll take some more over the next week and see what turns up.


Edwin