Help with development times for SBR 12 Negatives

Black Maple

A
Black Maple

  • 2
  • 1
  • 141
spillway

A
spillway

  • Tel
  • May 26, 2022
  • 0
  • 0
  • 95
Passing place

A
Passing place

  • 2
  • 3
  • 115
Red Brick School-1

A
Red Brick School-1

  • 1
  • 0
  • 104
Cocktails

A
Cocktails

  • 0
  • 3
  • 125

Recent Classifieds

Forum statistics

Threads
177,254
Messages
2,431,162
Members
94,155
Latest member
brianatkinsphoto
Recent bookmarks
0

Jim Moore

Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2003
Messages
952
Location
Iowa
Shooter
Large Format
While photographing yesterday I shot several negatives that had an SBR of 12.

Although my ExpoDev program gave me the exposure information needed it does not give me the development time.

Looking at the development chart in WinPlotter the information stops at SBR 11.67 and lists a time of 3 minutes in XTOL 1:1.

Before I destroy any negatives I would like some opinions on how to develop them.

I'm thinking XTOL 1:2 for 5 minutes.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks!

Jim
 

clay

Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2002
Messages
1,335
Location
Asheville, N
Shooter
Multi Format
5 minutes at 1:2 sounds like a very intelligent guess to me. FWIW, I would not sweat this too much. If you are printing on multigrade paper, the latitude you have is pretty impressive in terms of the printable density ranges it can accomodate. There is nothing magic about nailing a grade 2 right on the head. Personally, I would err on the side of being a tad overdeveloped so you can have adequate internal and shadow contrast. One of the big problems with abbreviated, high SBR development is that often the shadow contrast is not as snappy as you would like.
 
OP
OP
Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2003
Messages
952
Location
Iowa
Shooter
Large Format
Thanks for the reply Clay.

I've never used XTOL @ 1:2 before, so this is just a W.A.G.

Jim
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford Photo ADOX Freestyle Photographic Photo Warehouse Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab
Top Bottom