SFX- Thin, flat, overexposed negs.

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  1. Alpha

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    I'm confused. I've shot a fair bit of SFX at EI200 with a 25. Never had any problems...been developing in HC-110 dil b. Contrasty but decently beefy negs. Last week I shot a roll in bright sunlight at the beach. Developed in TMAX @ 65 degrees. They're thin and flat. Diagnosis?
     
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    without seeing them but going by only your description my first thought is underexposed, under developed

    no shadow detail = underexposed.
    lack of contrast = development time needs to be corrected

    different developers will give a whole range of different results, that is why it is a good thing to test for specific combinations to ensure predicateable outcomes.
     
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    I figure it MUST be the developer...or perhaps lack of IR light that day? In HC-110 in bright sunlight they always had plenty of shadow detail at the same shooting settings.
     
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    Development time or processing temp. Why 65F if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Haven't been developing my own stuff lately. In place I've been keeping tabs on how the local pro-labs process and selecting then based on developer & temp. I've generally gotten contrastier results from the lab running TMAX @ 65, and I wanted it out of the SFX roll so I figured I'd give it a try.
     

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