Re: HC110 - Lith
As a fellow Dektol user I can sympathize, try HC110 dil H, around 8 mins
or so to start, are you using a densitometer to establish an EI? you do
know that light film is insensitive to red and can be developed using a
red flashlight, right?
Zev Schmitz wrote:
Good afternoon all!
Ive been using dektol 1:10 for my Arista APHS film for years now (if
its not broke dont fix it right?) but have finally been convinced to
try a developer with a slower development to help with extending my
tones (I wish to move to palladium soon). I had several
recommendations for HC110 and as it comes in liquid form, I thought it
would be easy enough for a quick go. Ive been working with it all week
and have yet to be satisfied with my results, I cant calm the
contrast.... The recipe I was highly recommended to use was (from
concentrate) 1:40 @ 68F for 7 Minutes. Ive also been told to use
"Dilution B" but that just seemed even more contrasty. Does anyone
have any hints for this stuff? A better developer perhaps? Ive been
following the talk of LC-1 but I'm not allowed to use such chemistry
in my institution.