Originally Posted by BLKRCAT
I think i've gotta play with some other developers and films though.
This result isn't too bad!
As I only use Tmax400-2 (exposure @ 200 ISO) and Perceptol I always have negatives with a very fine grain and well exposed shadows.
The first exposure is relatively long with filter 00 so the lightest parts of the image will have tone.
The second exposure, with filter 5, is only aimed at the deep shadows and is much shorter.
It takes quite some time to find the correct exposures. You need a digital timer (with a memory). But the principle is very simple.