View Full Version : Acufine and Tri-X - advice or warnings
I just came across a couple cans of Acufine and replenisher-- a quick search online gave me widely varying views on the combo of Tri-X and Acufine- does anyone here have specific advice on exposure rating, dev. times, and examples of success or failure with this combo-
I often am shooting in pretty low light, so the potential speed boost could be nice.
I tried Acufine and HP5 a while back and was rather impressed. I don't actually recall the directions I followed or where I found them, sorry.
Acufine is an unusual developer; pushing and pulling are not recommended, but I got an actual speed from HP5 of around 540.
Grain is pretty sharp, the best next to Rodinal of the developers I've tried, but finer and smoother than Rodinal. Image sharpness is outstanding.
Anyway, if you can live with the constant speed, you may like the stuff.
I haven't tried it, but I'll give a response since you haven't gotten much of a reaction...the MDC has info on this combination. Nothing wrong with starting there.
I haven't tried it, but I'll give a response since you haven't gotten much of a reaction...
Funny, isn't it?
I also have some Acufine that I want to try with Tri-X, but just haven't because I haven't seen much about this combo. I predict that it'd be just as yummy as using Diafine, without the enhanced grain.
For the record, for those that don't have access to the insanely little available literature there is about Acufine, according to the can you're supposed to rate Tri-X at ISO 800. I wonder if it's also a "compensating" developer?
This is from "The Massive Developing Chart: http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.html
Film Developer Dilution ASA/ISO 35mm 120 Temp
Tri-X 400 Acufine stock 1000 5 5.5 21C
You might also try this site: http://www.dealfaro.com/home/acufine.html
Times vary a little. Best to start with an average and then refine your times. It does seem that an ISO of 1000 is pretty constant. I used to use Acufine years ago, and it seems like ISO 800 gave a little better negatives. :cool:
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