Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Pyro and TMAX
From: Alan Brown <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 16:14:31 -0500

>Mark wrote:
>"I would just get
>into Pyro. Become a Pyromaniac!"
>Anybody tried Pyro and TMAX?
>Jonathan LEe

Hi Jonathan,

I've used only the PMK version of pyro that is sold through Photographer's
Formulary in Montana.  This is Gordon Hutchins (sp?) version.  I've bought
both the powder version and the liquid version and strongly recommend the
liquid because you are not subjected to the breathing the powder problem.

I have used standard stainless steel tanks and reels, but about two years
ago switched to a Jobo tank that I put on a Beseler motor base.  The reason
I switched was to obtain more even development with less agitation problems.

The PMK does an incredible job with all the films that I have tried
including not just the Tmax films but most of the Ilford films.  The tmax
films do not stain as much but still print beautifully.

With Leica lenses, PMK is especially wonderful.  It seems to bring out the
best in what is already great glass.

Hope this helps.  Contact me if you want more info.