Re: Dave Soemarko's LC-1B
If one wanted to use this developer for a wide range of subject brightness range conditions, would it be best to,
1. Use the same dilution, say 1:10, and adjust contrast by time of development,
2. Always develop for the same time and adjust contrast by adjusting the working strength.
I did my first tests with Method 1, but am prepared to experiment further if you think Method 2 might give better results.
At 11:10 PM -0600 12/9/07, Jeremy Moore wrote:
Just to go ahead and add the formula to this post for those curious: "For any newcomer not knowing what I am talking about, the LC-1 developer is published in the Journal of Post Factory Photography, issue #2. Since people and I have found that the proportion of 2:3:x works well, I currently don't mix separate stock A and B anymore. Instead, I use the following formula: Soemarko LC-1B low-contrast developer (for developing lith (high-contrast) film to low contrast) metol 4 gr sodium sulfite 120 gr hydroquinone 4 gr sodium bisulfite 30 gr water to make 1 liter The working strength is 1:6 to 1:12 depending on the contrast the you like. Dave S"