From: David Nebenzahl on
Well, the results of my first use of Tmax 100 are in here at Nebenzahl
Laboratories, GmbH, and I can tell you that I'm very happy with them.

I developed it in D-76, 1:1 dilution, using rather old (~5 years) stock,
and the negatives came out looking gorgeous. The prints, too. (This was
35mm film. I'd really like to shoot something larger in this film stock
someday.)

There may be better developers for Tmax; the consensus seems to be that
Xtol is the best stuff to use. But while this combination may not be the
ultimate, D-76 certainly does a quite credible and creditable job with
this film.

I only wish I had a better scanner so I could post pictures that would
do the prints justice.


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From: Richard Knoppow on

"David Nebenzahl" <nobody(a)but.us.chickens> wrote in message
news:4c3febea$0$2406$822641b3(a)news.adtechcomputers.com...
> Well, the results of my first use of Tmax 100 are in here
> at Nebenzahl Laboratories, GmbH, and I can tell you that
> I'm very happy with them.
>
> I developed it in D-76, 1:1 dilution, using rather old (~5
> years) stock, and the negatives came out looking gorgeous.
> The prints, too. (This was 35mm film. I'd really like to
> shoot something larger in this film stock someday.)
>
> There may be better developers for Tmax; the consensus
> seems to be that Xtol is the best stuff to use. But while
> this combination may not be the ultimate, D-76 certainly
> does a quite credible and creditable job with this film.
>
> I only wish I had a better scanner so I could post
> pictures that would do the prints justice.
>
This has been my standard combination for years. I also
use full strength Microdol-X or Perceptol on 35mm T-Max 100
negatives. That combination has grain nearly as fine as the
late, lamented, Technical Pan but with much greater speed
(about EI 50) and much more easily controlled contrast.
There are certainly better developers than D-76, but
not very much better, and D-76 has been extremely reliable.


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Richard Knoppow
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From: David Nebenzahl on
On 7/18/2010 8:02 AM Richard Knoppow spake thus:

> "David Nebenzahl" <nobody(a)but.us.chickens> wrote in message
> news:4c3febea$0$2406$822641b3(a)news.adtechcomputers.com...
>
>> Well, the results of my first use of Tmax 100 are in here
>> at Nebenzahl Laboratories, GmbH, and I can tell you that
>> I'm very happy with them.
>>
>> I developed it in D-76, 1:1 dilution, using rather old (~5
>> years) stock, and the negatives came out looking gorgeous.
>> The prints, too. (This was 35mm film. I'd really like to
>> shoot something larger in this film stock someday.)
>
> This has been my standard combination for years. I also
> use full strength Microdol-X or Perceptol on 35mm T-Max 100
> negatives. That combination has grain nearly as fine as the
> late, lamented, Technical Pan but with much greater speed
> (about EI 50) and much more easily controlled contrast.

So do you use D-76 full strength or diluted 1:1?

I have some Microdol-X, so I'll use it on my next roll of T-Max. A
one-stop loss of speed is no big deal.


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with the flaunting of well-defined muscle, wrapped in flags.

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From: Lawrence Akutagawa on

"David Nebenzahl" <nobody(a)but.us.chickens> wrote in message
news:4c434fff$0$2395$822641b3(a)news.adtechcomputers.com...
> On 7/18/2010 8:02 AM Richard Knoppow spake thus:
>
>> "David Nebenzahl" <nobody(a)but.us.chickens> wrote in message
>> news:4c3febea$0$2406$822641b3(a)news.adtechcomputers.com...
> >
>>> Well, the results of my first use of Tmax 100 are in here at Nebenzahl
>>> Laboratories, GmbH, and I can tell you that I'm very happy with them.
>>>
>>> I developed it in D-76, 1:1 dilution, using rather old (~5 years) stock,
>>> and the negatives came out looking gorgeous. The prints, too. (This was
>>> 35mm film. I'd really like to shoot something larger in this film stock
>>> someday.)
>>
>> This has been my standard combination for years. I also use full
>> strength Microdol-X or Perceptol on 35mm T-Max 100 negatives. That
>> combination has grain nearly as fine as the late, lamented, Technical Pan
>> but with much greater speed (about EI 50) and much more easily controlled
>> contrast.
>
> So do you use D-76 full strength or diluted 1:1?
>
> I have some Microdol-X, so I'll use it on my next roll of T-Max. A
> one-stop loss of speed is no big deal.
>
My favorite with TMax 100 is Rodinal 1:50 for about 11 minutes at 68 degrees
fahenheit. Full agitation first 30 seconds, then for 5 seconds out of each
30 seconds thereafter. Beautiful negatives.


From: Richard Knoppow on

"David Nebenzahl" <nobody(a)but.us.chickens> wrote in message
news:4c434fff$0$2395$822641b3(a)news.adtechcomputers.com...
> On 7/18/2010 8:02 AM Richard Knoppow spake thus:
>
>> "David Nebenzahl" <nobody(a)but.us.chickens> wrote in
>> message
>> news:4c3febea$0$2406$822641b3(a)news.adtechcomputers.com...
> >
>>> Well, the results of my first use of Tmax 100 are in
>>> here at Nebenzahl Laboratories, GmbH, and I can tell you
>>> that I'm very happy with them.
>>>
>>> I developed it in D-76, 1:1 dilution, using rather old
>>> (~5 years) stock, and the negatives came out looking
>>> gorgeous. The prints, too. (This was 35mm film. I'd
>>> really like to shoot something larger in this film stock
>>> someday.)
>>
>> This has been my standard combination for years. I
>> also use full strength Microdol-X or Perceptol on 35mm
>> T-Max 100 negatives. That combination has grain nearly as
>> fine as the late, lamented, Technical Pan but with much
>> greater speed (about EI 50) and much more easily
>> controlled contrast.
>
> So do you use D-76 full strength or diluted 1:1?
>
> I have some Microdol-X, so I'll use it on my next roll of
> T-Max. A one-stop loss of speed is no big deal.

I usually use D-76 diluted 1:1 as a one-shot. For a time
I was using it full strength and replenishing but I found I
was not developing enough film to justify that and I also
prefer the somewhat longer developing times the diluted
developer gives.
Microdol-X and Perceptol, which are essentially
identical, lose their extra-fine-grain property when diluted
so must be used full strength is minimum grain is the
objective. At 1:3 they produce full film speed and begin to
show some acutance effect but the grain is then about the
same as D-76.


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