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Submitting new developing recipes?

Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 12:09 am
by joncallas
I've been doing a lot of shooting and developing through the pandemic. One of the things that I have done is the I've become really fond of Eastman 5222 (Double-X). I bought one-hundred feet of it and have been rolling my own. It's been nice, but there's another thing -- I'm shooting with old cameras, max shutter of 1/1000, and I live in California. It's sunny here. It's really sunny here, and realize that if you want your aperture much under f8, you really want a max ISO on your film of 100. Based on recipes here, I started pulling it to ISO 100, developing in D76, and it's really nice!

I also have been pushing it 1600, doing that in D96, which I got from FPP. That also works quite nicely. FPP had a podcast on B&W developers and so I bought some XTOL and mixed up five liters of that. Then I ran out of D76 for my pull-processing.

I asked a lot of people about XTOL recipes that they might have and have not gotten answers, so I decided that I'd just go do them myself.

I've been doing XX at ISO 100, 1600 in XTOL. This weekend I've been doing some controlled experiments, as well, which I am going to scan as soon as I finish typing this.

I would love to hand over my results for others here. I even have my albums up on Flickr, for those who want to see what they look like.

What's the procedure for submitting recipes for the Massive Dev Chart?

Re: Submitting new developing recipes?

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 4:17 am
by Digitaltruth
Hi Jon,

You can just send the data by email, or use the Submit Data link via the online chart:

Re: Submitting new developing recipes?

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:36 am
by TyraNoah
Are the submitted recipes publicly viewable or what is the essence of all that? I'd like to have a read, and borrow some ideas for personal non-commercial use!

Re: Submitting new developing recipes?

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:13 am
by Digitaltruth
The submitted data is checked by our team and added to the chart periodically. It is not publicly available until it is added to the chart. Bear in mind that the amount of new recipes is very small compared to the entire database.