In a message dated 10/19/2004 12:10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time, charlie_thorsten@xxxxxxxxx writes: --- Richard Knoppow <dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Selectol Soft is normally used at 1:1. > I suspect that at 1:3 it appears to be > lowering the contrast because the blacks > are not at full density. Yes I normally use it at 1:1. 1:3 is an extreme case where maximum black is not as important. I would not normally recommend it unless someone wanted the absolute lowest contrast possible. At 1:1 I get a nice rich black although I've never measured it with a densitometer so I don't know if it reaches the Dmax of Dektol etc. -Charlie For those of us (at least me) who practice a split development regime with VC-FB paper, this is the 'creme de la creme': +/- 15-20 seconds Dektol/D73; one minute water bath; 2+ minutes SS @ 1-3. Bruce, Brooklyn, NY. ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.