Originally Posted by Jake06
Alright, I'm sold. I'm gonna try it. I use the Paterson system tanks, and I worked it out to be 16 rolls too (using it the same way as I do the HC-110). So I guess that's a no to reusing the same working solution for more than one film.
No, don't reuse Tmax Developer. Kodak used to sell a version called Tmax RD that was designed to be reused and replenished, but it was really aimed at photo labs rather than home users.
Kodak's instructions say that normal Tmax Developer can be reused to a certain number of rolls, with added developing time for each roll. I would not do that for three reasons:
Push processing, which is the norm for the 3200 films, exhausts developer faster, so this cannot be used with those films.
Any reused developer will suffer loss of film speed and tonal quality.
It only works with the standard dilution. By using the 1+7 dilution, you get about the same capacity without the image quality tradeoff.