Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/04/01

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Subject: Re: x-tol developer and tri-x400
From: Mike Gardner <>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 1997 21:30:50 -0800

Randolph Carlisle wrote:

> Nicolas:
> If you are going to pre-soak, you will probably need to increase your
> development time about 20%
> Randolph
I stopped presoaking Ilford films recently after reading their rather
emphatic admonition NOT to presoak their films but I don't recall seeing
anything different in the negs that would lead me to change my
development times. I would assume from your post that you feel that
presoaking reduces neg contrast.  Is the reverse true? 
What specific film/dev combinations led you to this conclusion.
Curious about all things Black & White!
Mike Gardner