Diafine in SP-8x10 tank?

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jrlee027
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Diafine in SP-8x10 tank?

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Early in the year I prepared solutions A & B of the Diafine-type developer described by Stephen G. Anchell in the first edition of his book, "The Darkroom Cookbook." I have been very pleased with the results on roll film and I would like to try it for sheet film using my Stearman Press SP-8x10 tank. Has anyone done this and can share their experience or recommendations? My concern of course is that pre-wetting the film is how one gets sheet film to stick to the base of the SP-8x10; whereas using a water pre-soak is not to be done when using Diafine (I think because it would interfere with Solution A being absorbed into the emulsion). That being said, it seems that doing a pseudo pre-wet with Solution A instead of water (pour it in, pour it out, then back in again for the full time) may be the thing to try (gently). Thanks.
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