Quote Originally Posted by eclarke View Post
Germain Finegrain


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I use this full strength. My normal time in a Jobo for TMY is 6"30" @68 deg. F, water stop, fixed in Hypam 1+4, washed. This pulls highlights down quite nicely with minus development and is responsible for about 70% of all my film development...Evan Clarke
Evan,

Do you replenish Germain? If you do, how do you?

I recently mixed some and was quite happy with it using eastman XX cine film. However, because there are specific replenishment schedules worked out by Ed Lowe, I converted to Edwal 12, which differs from Germain very little -- only in the proportions of the three reducing agents, which are the same ones. Lowe suggests 3 ounces per 60 square inches; seems to work well. I suspect a similar schedule might work with Germain's version. I'm interested in your use with contractions; Lowe developed E12 for flat light, and it has a reputation of not working well for contractions.