Clayton Chemicals

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Stephen J. Collier, Oct 23, 2004.

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    Has any one here ever used Clayton's F76 Plus film developer on Tri-X? Has any one used any of their products(stop bath, fixer, print developer)? What was your experience; how did you like or dislike the chemicals?
     
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    I used the F76 Plus on HP5+ with good results. Also tried their fix and paper developer. The fix seems to be as good as the Ilford MG Rapid Fix and the paper developer produced clean whites and rich blacks.
    I think they are as good as the commercial chemicals from the larger companies. I don't think they are the magic elixirs some are looking for, just good quality products.

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    Thank You!
     
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    I looked into their products once, particularly because they offer an odorless fixer (I gather the US Navy is a big client, so I can imagine the attraction), but I think the shipping cost may have made it unattractive.

    Lowell Huff of Clayton Chemicals posts occasionally on photo.net--

    http://www.photo.net/shared/community-member?user_id=557681
     
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    Times/temp data is hard to find for these chemicals. Anyone mind sharing their experiences?
    I'm planning on replacing DDX with F76+ and would like to know if anyone has given Delta3200 or Neopan 400 a shot in this chemistry.

    How are the times/dilutions of F76 compared to DDX?
     
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    I haven't use anything except their oderless fixer. I had a question about it once and I called the support number. I talked to Lowell and he is a great guy to talk to on the phone. He know's his stuff. He's a chemist. He'll be glad to talk to you if you call him.
     
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    Here are my times for the following:

    Fuji Acros
    Clayton F76+ @68?f 1+19
    Constant Tube Agitation
    Paper Grade 2 ES: 1.05 log

    N-4 : 5 1/4 minutes EI: 32
    N-3 : 6 1/4 minutes EI: 32
    N-2 : 7 minutes EI: 40
    N-1 : 8 1/2 minutes EI: 40
    N : 10 minutes EI: 50
    N +1 : 12 3/4 minutes EI: 64
    N+2 : 17 minutes EI: 64
     
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    I liked what I saw with Efke 100
    I developed Efke 100 (35mm) in F76+ 1+9 for 14 minutes
    agitating once every minute and a half (sometimes 2 minutes)

    Haven;t printed yet, but negatives look very nicely graded, and contrasty enough.
     
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