Re: HC110 - Lith
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- Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:03:30 -0400
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What temperature are you using dilutions E & F at? Also what method of
B&W positives are you using? Kodak Reversal? Great to hear back,
thanks so much all! (and yes, digital negs have sounded really amazing
in recent days, I too am trying to fight the urge, especially with a
large stock of APHS)
On Mar 27, 2008, at 8:02 PM, david drake wrote:
I've been using HC-110 for processing APHS film for years now. I
decided on it because it's know to work well with long developing
times at low dilutions .
First off, I'm making enlarged negatives directly from B&W
positives, so it's quite different from the inter-positive process.
It's also much harder to control contrast. However, I have found
that using between dilution E and F (around 1:14 stock) works well
for me, with the time around 10 minutes. The thing with APHS lith is
that you need to give it constant VERY subtle agitation (this is
vital) and development just long enough so that the highlights just
fill in- time and temperature are everything! You also need to make
sure that you're using enough stock per sheet of film you're putting
through the developer- I think that it's around 1.3 fluid ounces of
stock per 8x10 sheet of film.
LC-1 is different in that you are in better control of the
developer's activity level (pH) whereas highly diluting a developer
is merely holding back development in the highlights through
developer exhaustion. So far, I'm having much better results with
the LC-1: more consistent tonal blocks and better control over
highlights. However, the LC-1 is also slower working, with longer
But, believe me, there has been plenty of times when I've almost
given up and gone digital negs. I guess I'm just plain stubborn.
On 27-Mar-08, at 5:51 PM, 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.
david drake photography