This is part one in a multi-part article on stand development and semi-stand development (BW) for the purposes of scanning. I have been spending much time looking at different dilutions, different agitation techniques, different recipies and I have come up with a good working solution for my tested films that produces perfect results every time.
To listen to the audioblog portion of this post … just click on the Audio Logo.
Many of you know I really like Diafine Developer (I have written several articles here on its fantastic qualities for scanning)… the techniques I am about to outline have many of the advantages of Diafine but with finer grain and better highlight separation.
Before we get started, here is a shopping list if you want to try this technique for yourself:
Film: Fuji Acros or Kodak TMY-2 (New TMAX 400)
R09 “One Shot” Developer (Rodinal Replacement)
Kodak Xtol Developer
Or you can use 20 Mule Team Borax found at most Supermarkets.
Distilled Water (a few gallons)
Plus you will need, of course, your standard darkroom chems: stop bath, fixer, and hypo.
Stay tuned for Part 2 in two days!
Viva la Revolution- Stephen
Ethical Note: I do not endorse any vendor of photographic material over another. The links provided above are just an easy source to find the materials needed but by no means are the best or only source.
6 thoughts on “Stand Development – Part 1”
I came across this a bit ago – http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=999596&postcount=12
TRI-X 400 at 64 (at night) with semi-stand in Rodinal 1+100 for 60 minutes.
Interesting things you find when getting side tracked.
I’d rate TX at 200 and run 1:200 for 2 hours… more on that later….
Do we need both R09 and Xtol, or just one or the other?
at least the R09 and the Borax which you can get at the supermarket… the Xtol mixed with the Rodinal is my favorite developer combo for both films…
TMY-2 rather than TX? Am intrigued…
TMY-2 is fantastic in Stand Development at an EI of 640 or box speed… I use a combo of Xtol / R09 (Rodinal)…. more on this later today…
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