Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/04/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Paterson FX-50 developer
From: Marc Attinasi <>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 09:54:18 -0700

I had great results with Pan F - the developer stretches the tonal 
range a bit, and that is good for me as I often find Pan F to be too 
contrasty. I had much more printable highlights, and a softer overall 
curve, using the standard soup-mix. Shadow detail was still good, I 
think the major benefits were in highlight control.

I have had less than stellar results with Delta films though, and have 
not done the full regimen of experimentation that I should on FP4 or 
HP5. But, the Pan F worked very well using the standard times and 
temps, and I also went a little longer (10%) and saw almost no 
difference. It is a nice, convenient developer, but not my general 
purpose soup (still looking for that ideal developer for daily use - 
ID11 is the closest I have come so far).

Good Luck,
- - marc

On Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 09:18  AM, Roland Smith wrote:

> What kind of results have been obtained using Paterson FX-50 developer 
> on
> films like Ilford HP5 and Ilford Pan F?
> Roland Smith
> Oakland, California

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