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Re: TMY (was Gum tonal range) (was Miracle size for gum)


What developers do you like for TMY? And why?

I haven't used it much, though on a trip this year I used a half dozen rolls. I processed with D76 1:1 in a rotary processor and found that even with the adjustment for the rotary I got pretty contrasty negs. Admittedly I was shooting it at ISO 200 without testing, and assumed that's why. I haven't tried another roll since...


----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Bryant" <donsbryant@gmail.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 10:02 AM
Subject: RE: Gum tonal range (was Miracle size for gum)


Well, not everyone use T-Max films (I'm not much fond of them -> to be
frank, almost to the point of detesting). But point taken anyway.

What's not to like about TMAX-400, especially the new version? It's an
outstanding film. Having tried it in sizes from 35mm to 4x5mm I've found
that it's one of the best 400 speed films to go through my cameras.

Mind you, I also like Tri-X 400 and Tri-X 320, and HP5 , but TMY delivers
true box speed and has good reciprocity (with a number of non-staining and
staining developers) as well which is something difficult to obtain with
other 400 speed B&W films.

And it is very easy to push another stop or stop and a half without losing
shadow detail and pumping up the grain. TMY-2 is a marvel IMO.

Don Bryant