Best Combination?

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Tomm111 Contributing Member • Posts: 799
Re: Best Combination?

I like TMax developer, even though it is said it wasn't designed for TMax films it still gives the best results with TMax 100 and 400. It has a compensating quality to it and brings up shadow detail, and hold back highlights to a point. I do understand the critism of TMax films, that they look digital, but I spent a lot of time and effort to lower grain (Microdol-X anyone) so I embraced TMax films. I felt D76 (mostly 1:1), HC110 lost the shadow detail in TMax films.

In printing the drive for overall tonality made a lot of flat prints, I am guilty too. But boosting contrast for contrast sake doesn't work either, there is a fine point between too contrasty and too flat for prints. That what a good photo darkroom printer does.

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