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Old 29th November 2011, 06:26 PM
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I fear we are now exchanging tips between we respondents as the OP hasn't visited the site since Oct 2010

Well, you can't win them all The info of course is still useful.

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Old 16th December 2021, 08:14 AM
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Ah well, I'll add on anyway, even though it's several years on. Might be useful to someone.

I use Barry Thornton's 2-bath developer for Delta 100 as well as for FP4+ and HP5+, and am very happy with the result (in 35mm). I used to be even happier with Tetenal's Emofin, but sadly that is now discontinued.

However, Delta 100 produces thin negatives (as one could expect from the technology!) and at least some film scanners (I used an Epson FS-4000 until recently) fail to capture its deep shadow detail. Negs that print perfectly on grade 2 scanned very poorly. Better scanners or DSLRs may perhaps handle this better, but I have no experience of them.

I love the sharpness and cleanliness of Delta 100, but I vacillate unsystematically between that and FP4+ because I can't make up my mind!
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Old 16th December 2021, 10:47 PM
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I love the sharpness and cleanliness of Delta 100, but I vacillate unsystematically between that and FP4+ because I can't make up my mind!
Delta 100 works very well in Ryuji Susuki's DS-12 developer at box speed.
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Old 19th December 2021, 11:50 PM
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I am late to the thread, but my favorite for 100TMax is Beutler. One of the best film-developer combinations IMHO.
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I'm a big believer in the KISS approach to photography (KISS = keep it simple stupid).

The weakest link in the my photographic efforts in me and there is no film + developer magic silver bullet.

I use ID11 at 1+1 with Delta 100 and find it gives great results.

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Old 30th December 2021, 06:22 PM
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...reasonably flat contrast curve which would make negatives suitable for scanning.
Given that the HD curves of scans can be adjusted, why is a flat contrast curve desirable?
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Old 31st December 2021, 11:53 AM
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Given that the HD curves of scans can be adjusted, why is a flat contrast curve desirable?
Someone more knowledgeable than me, will probably answer this question, but it seems the OP asked the question back in August 2010, but never came back to see the answers... Shame when this happens.

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Old 1st January 2022, 05:12 PM
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Someone more knowledgeable than me, will probably answer this question, but it seems the OP asked the question back in August 2010, but never came back to see the answers... Shame when this happens.

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Unfortunately it is not just this forum where that happens.
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