Introduction and first question on Pyro/HP5+

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Jos Segers

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Sep 23, 2020, 5:25:05 PM9/23/20
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I am new to this forum and are based in the Netherlands.
Technique: 100% traditional, no scanning or digital processing; medium
format black and white (Pentax 67II); Preferred film is Ilford FP4+,
developed in Pyrogallol. 40 years of darkroom and still learning
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Having experience with FP4+ in Pyrogallol, I am now searching for a
pyrogallol formula which works well with HP5+.
Before me I have an older formula by Patrick Gainer that I would like to
try.

This formula does not imply any water and/or sodium sulphite as a
preserver.

The formula to make 500ml stock solution:
- Pyrogallol 50 gr
- P-aminophenol base 2,5 gr
- Ascorbic Acid 4 gr
(To dissolve heat the TEA to 150 F)

Has anybody experience with this formula?
How should I mix? Instruction is welcomed.
Is the stain proportional to density as it should be?
Risk of uneven development when using a Patterson tank with spirals?
How does HP5+ perform when developed in this formula? Pro's or
contra's?

Thanks,
Jos.




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