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Adorama Film Developer for all Black & White Films, 6.4 oz Bottle, Makes Apprx. 1 Gallon

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All purpose black and white film developer with PUSH process capability.
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Mixing: Dilute 1 part of Film Developer with 19 parts of water to make working solution. Example: to make 600 ml working solution, mix 30 ml developer concentrate with 570 ml water.

Processing: Processing times for Kodak and Ilford films are given below for the film drum and conventional tanks. Times can be modified up to plus or minus 25% to suit individual needs. Capacity - each liter of working solution will process 8 rolls of 135-36 film (or equivalent). After development, treat films in Adorama B&W Stop Bath, then in Adorama Universal Fixer and wash normally.

Developing time at 68° (20°C)
Panatomic X, Plus X, Ilford FP4: Film Drum 4.25 min / Film Tank 5 min
Tri X: Film Drum: 6.5 min / Film Tank 7.5 min
Ilford Pan F: Film Drum 4 min / Film Tank 4.5 min
Ilford HP5: Film Drum 6.5 min / Film Tank 7.5 min

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4.5

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This product is similar to Kodak D-76

The great thing about this product is that it will stay fresh (unopened)on the shelf for 4 or 5 years. Once opened it is good for about a year as long as the color doesn't turn brown

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
5.0

I Like It!

By

I keep coming back to this developer. I like the fact that it's a liquid and that I can make small batches without doing mathematical gymnastics. ;-) The resulting negatives are as good as I've ever gotten from other developers (and I've tried many).

 
5.0

Great negatives!

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I am very pleased with this product. I received comments as to the density of my negatives when using this. I hardly ever need to use filters for contrast, the negatives turn out perfect. I will be purchasing this again and again. Great value for a home darkroom user.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

D76 at 1:1?

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I've developed about 10 rolls of film with this developer thus far, but I'm still a bit confused. The bottle states 6.5 min for HP5/400. However, Ilford claims D76 at 1:1 should take 11 minutes. I've resorted to experimenting, and the 6.5 min value yields somewhat thin negatives. So is this developer, when mixed as directed, equivalent to D76 at 1:1 or not?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This product is similar to Kodak D-76

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The great thing about this product is that it will stay fresh (unopened)on the shelf for 4 or 5 years. Once opened it is good for about a year as long as the color doesn't turn brown

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not a bad price for a good product

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This product is great for those of us who are either on a budget or are just starting out (or in my case, getting back in) in the black and white photography world. I've found this product worked great in a varying temperatures as I don't have my own climate controlled dark room, but be sure to check with what your film manufacturer says about development times. Speaking of development, this product is the chemical equivalent to D76 at 1:1 when mixed according to the bottles instructions. So keep that in mind when looking at dev. charts and curve graphs. I personally use this on Fuji Acros 100, both 120 and 35mm and find that it gives consistent results every time...even if I'm not.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product at a great price

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I have for years been trying to do a FREE class to younger students to open their eyes to the world opf photography as both an art and a science. I have tried for wuite a while to work through the history and set up a dark room so students could see the "way it used to be". In recent years it's not easy to find quality products that work easily. This prodcut fits the bill and has enabled me, on my limited budget to demonstrate photography before the digital age.

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W B  Does anyone know development times for Ultrafine Extreme 100 film using this developer?
MIKE A  This was the first developer I tried and it seems like it's trial and error... somebody wrote that it is equivalent to D76 in some manner... I don't think the times for TRI-X they have listed are correct either. My last batch was way overdeveloped and I did it exactly per the instructions on the bottle.
Shopper  What are the storage times for this product? I presume they are similar to D-76, but it seems like useful information to have.
STEPHEN B  I don't have precise times, but a full bottle will last several months. If you put the remaining concentrate in a few small (4 oz) nearly air-free containers, they will last for many months in that state. If you leave it in the source bottle with extra air, it will last less than six months, for sure.
Shopper  What are the storage times for this product? I presume they are similar to D-76, but it seems like useful information to have.
STEPHEN B  I don't have precise times, but a full bottle will last several months. If you put the remaining concentrate in a few small (4 oz) nearly air-free containers, they will last for many months in that state. If you leave it in the source bottle with extra air, it will last less than six months, for sure.
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