From: Darkroom User on

IanG;886420 Wrote:
>
> PYROCAT HD GIVES FINER GRAIN, BETTER SHARPNESS AND MORE TONALITY THAN
> D76, ALTHOUGH ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR LF NEGATIVES IT'S ALSO USED FOR
> 35MM &120 NEGATIVES.
>
> In addition the negatives are extremely easy to print from, with
> excellent highlights and shadow detail.
>
> It's also a better developer for making negatives for Alt processes.
>
> Ian
If it gives finer grain as well as better sharpness than D76, then it
must be good.
Will I actually see these differences with FP4 Plus and T-Max 400?
What dilution and times for the small Paterson-tanks?




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Darkroom User
From: IanG on

You'll mainly notice better sharpness, and ease of printing.

15mins @ 20� C at 1+1+100 normal inversion agitation is a good starting
point with most films except Fomapan. That was my time for a roll of
FP4 last week which is perfect.

I used to use Tmax 1000 & 400 with Pyrocat and it;s a great combination,
but I switched to Delta 100 & 400, and HP5 in LF because Tmax is so hard
to find in many places now but Ilford films are everywhere.

Ian

Darkroom User;886491 Wrote:
> If it gives finer grain as well as better sharpness than D76, then it
> must be good.
> Will I actually see these differences with FP4 Plus and T-Max 400?
> What dilution and times for the small Paterson-tanks?




--
IanG
From: Darkroom User on

IanG;886500 Wrote:
> You'll mainly notice better sharpness, and ease of printing.
>
> 15mins @ 20� C at 1+1+100 normal inversion agitation is a good starting
> point with most films except Fomapan. That was my time for a roll of
> FP4 last week which is perfect.
>
> I used to use Tmax 100 & 400 with Pyrocat and it;s a great combination,
> but I switched to Delta 100 & 400, and HP5 in LF because Tmax is so hard
> to find in many places now but Ilford films are everywhere.
>
> IanThank you for the dilution, temperature and time. Do you use a pre soak
or not and is the normal agitation at 1 minute intervals as with regular
film developers?




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Darkroom User
From: IanG on

No pre-soak, normal agitation, once a minute, half strength stop bath or
good water rinse, and an un-hardened fixer like Hypam or Ilford/Kodak
Rapid fixer.

Ian

QUOTE=Darkroom User;886505]Thank you for the dilution, temperature and
time. Do you use a pre soak or not and is the normal agitation at 1
minute intervals as with regular film developers?




--
IanG
From: Nicholas O. Lindan on
"Jean-David Beyer" <jeandavid8(a)verizon.net> wrote

> What does "more tonality" mean?

Nothing.

"Tonality" as applied to photography and as
near as I can tell means the writer, using
developer X and film Y, made some
photos he liked .

"More Tonality" means he "more liked" his
photos.

"Tonality" is a word that should be removed
from the language. We don't have "colorality"
or "tastality" and have never missed them.

I think. I hope. Better check.

Oh dear, "tastality" comes up with 14 hits,
"colorality" 47. Thankfully used in a
mocking context ...

I think we can say that negatives developed
in Pyro have more "Pyrality" and leave it
at that.

--
Nicholas O. Lindan, Cleveland, Ohio
Darkroom Automation: F-Stop Timers, Enlarging Meters
http://www.darkroomautomation.com/da-main.htm
n o lindan at ix dot netcom dot com


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