Having run out of traditional emulsions, I had to open a can of 100Tmax (TMX). I did it with great reluctance.
I know that many of you are TMX fans. But I've had very bad experiences with TMX and ID-11 / D-76 1:1, which is maddening since anything comes out well in those. Or in Rodinal at 1:50. No T-max developer is available here anymore, and buying chemicals by mail is a PITA.
With my very limited choices, I thought of Beutler. After all, TMX is a contrasty, very fine grain film - exactly what Beutler was made for, IIRC. It works, indeed. 11 minutes at 22 C in standard Beutler 1+1+8.
Two samples for those that may be interested.
My patient and philosophical dog waiting for my right focus. It was sunny when we started. The hairs in the eyes-nose area look sharp.
A racer against the clock, in the Tour of Uruguay bike race, last Friday. Very high contrast, the combination tames it quite well. I have no idea why the shadow is sharper than the racer. Maybe it is the acutance thing.
This is the first time ever that I get decent negatives from TMX! I know, there are zillions of developers that work well, but this is one I can actually use with the chemicals I have available.
FWIW, Spotmatic with Tomioka 100/2.8 and Raynette 23/3.5.