<quote who=Jim Brick, date=[24/02/2006 20:52]/>
Sorry to hear about your trouble. I've never had Xtol die on me BUT, I've had friends who have. They say that it either develops normally, or it does not work at all. Nothing in the middle. Like a switch - on or off. But I have no personal experience here.
One thing I learned a very long time ago, is... If in a situation where you are using a film that you are not used to using, and you also do not know how to develop it, you always shoot another quick roll of the situation (in your case, the stage, etc.) and then cut this roll (36 exp 35mm or 220) into four equal pieces. then develop one piece, in what you think is is the correct developer/time/temp, and take a look. If you get bad results (like you did) you then try something else on the next quarter piece. Hopefully, by the time you have finished all four pieces, you will have the answer and be able to develop the real film properly.
The other thing is (and I am not saying that you did this) that when shooting rock type concerts, in camera meters, unless narrow spot meters, are pretty much useless. They see and are terribly biased by the bright stage lights. Using an averaging meter under these circumstances is the same as rating your 3200 film at ASA 12800 - at least a two stop push over 3200. Or even more! And TMX3200 is actually an ASA 800 film, so, setting your meter at 3200 and reading a bright stage with an averaging meter is sure death for the images - or the lack thereof. Here's what Kodak says, and the Kodak web site has development procedures for TMX 3200.
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