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              Developing Times for Kodak T-Max 100

FW’s Recommendations for Kodak T-Max 100

Developer

Dilution

Exposure

Time

Temperature

E.I.

Rodinal

1:50

N-2

9 m

20° C

32

Rodinal

1:50

N-1

10.5 m

20° C

50

Rodinal

1:50

N

13 m

20° C

80

Rodinal

 1:50

N+1

18 m

20° C

125

Rodinal

 1:50

N+2

21 m

20° C

160

Comments:  I find that TMax100 responds best in Rodinal rather than in one of the staining developers, so here is the table I use, based on 4x5 sheets in  Rodinal 1:50 @ 20C in a combi-tank. Agitation is constant for the first minute, and then for 10s every 30s thereafter. I then just rinse with clean water for about 60 - 90s, and fix for 10 minutes. Rodinal takes most of the magenta anti-halation dye out  anyway.

John Hicks’ Recommendations for Kodak T-Max 100

Developer

Dilution

Time

Temperature

E.I.

D-76H

1:3

13 m 15 s

75° F

100

TFX-2

Straight

13 m 15 s

68° F

100

Rodinal

1:100

11 m

68° F

100

Comments:  All intermittent inversion agitation.  [D-76H omits the hydroquinone and increases the metol to 2.5 grams.]

Ed Buffaloe’s Recommendations for Kodak T-Max 100

Developer

Dilution

Time

Temperature

E.I.

PMK

1:2:100

13 m

70° F

64

PMK+

1:2:100

13 m

70° F

100

Rodinal

1:75

10 m

70° F

50

Rodinal

1:75

15 m

70° F

80

FX-4

1:1

8.5 m

70° F

100

T-Max

1:4

6.5 m

75° F

50

Comments:  These times are for roll films in small tanks, optimized for a diffusion enlarger. For PMK and PMK+, agitation is for first 30 seconds, then 5 seconds each 30 seconds thereafter.  For all others, agitation is for first 30 seconds, then 10 seconds each minute thereafter.

        FX-4
        Water (125 F or 52 C) -                     750.0 ml
        Metol                                                      1.5 grams
        Hydroquinone                                       6.0 grams
        Phenidone                                            0.25 grams
        Sodium Sulfite, anhydrous -            100.0 grams
        Borax                                                      2.5 grams
        Potassium Bromide -                            0.5 grams
        Add cold water to make -                     1.0 liter
        This developer is G.W. Crawley’s answer to D-76,
        giving greater speed and more compensation.

Greg Gallagher’s Recommendations for Kodak T-Max 100

Developer

Dilution

Exposure

Time

Temperature

E.I.

HC-110

B

N

6.5 m

20° C

50

Beutler 105

1:1:8

N-1

6.75 m

20° C

50

Beutler 105

1:1:8

N

8 m

20° C

50

Beutler 105

1:1:8

N+1

11.75 m

20° C

50

Comments:  Agitate for first minute, then 10 seconds per minute thereafter. I realize the HC110 procedure is somewhat textbook, but I found it to work rather well.

                               Beutler 105
            Solution A
            Water (125 F/ 52 C)            750 ml
            Metol                                  10.0 grams
            Sodium Sulfite                   50.0 grams
            Water to make                      1.0 liter
             
            Solution B
            Water (125F/ 52C)                750 ml
            Sodium Carbonate(anyh)   50.0 grams
            Water to make                        1.0 liter
             
            Mix 1 part "A", 1 part "B", and 8 parts water

Trevor Crone’s Recommendation for Kodak T-Max 100

Developer

Dilution

Time

Temperature

E.I.

DiXactol

Single Solution

7.5 m

21° C

80

Comments:  Superb gradation and sharpness. Also responds well to N-/N+.

Chris’ Recommendations for Kodak T-Max 100

Developer

Dilution

Exposure

Time

Temperature

E.I.

HC-110

1:11

N-2

6 m

68° F

25

HC-110

1:11

N-1

7.5 m

68° F

25

HC-110

1:11

N

9 m

68° F

25

HC-110

1:11

N+1

10.5 m

68° F

25

HC-110

1:11

N+2

12 m

68° F

25

Comments: I use HC-110 diluted out to 1:11 from the stock solution. This is instead of something normal like Dil. B at 1:7. I use old hard rubber tanks and hangers, with first 30 second agitation, then 5 seconds at each minute. I suspect my plus/minus changes are not real accurate, but I have a good feeling for how much change that is in practical situations.  I do expose the TMX at 25, however, which I think part of is my meter, but it is consistent at least.

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