Recipe & dev times for Kentmere Photographic Kentmere 100 in Photographers' Formulary Pyrocat HD 1:1:100




16 minutes at 23°C/73.4°F

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Pre-soak 5 min
Developed 16 min: first min agit. 30 sec cont. then 3 turns every 3 min
Stopped in distilled water for 5 min
Fixed in Fomafix 5 min
Washed in water for 30 min

Result: small grain, but Kodak TMAX 400 has smaller!
Amazingly SHARP!!! Very good contrast!

Next time I will reduce develop time for 1 min and agitation.

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Dennis S. Photography At 26 September 2017

Use Pyrocat HDC with reduced time and agitation: 15 min dev time with 2 agitations for the remainder of time . Followed by 2 min water stop and TF4 fixer for 6 min.


Dennis S. Photography At 26 September 2017

Closer inspection reveals too much contrast so next time just the start 30-60secs and the nothing. Full stand development.

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