Modern replacement for old developer?

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  1. Shootar401

    Shootar401 Member

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    I need to find a replacement for G.214 and G.215 developers. Have a bunch of Gevapan in 120 I need to develop.

    Any ideas? Thanks
     
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    Gevaert G.214

    A normal contrast general purpose MQ developer.

    Distilled water (50°C) …………………………………………… 750 ml
    Metol ………………………………………………………………………………………… 2.0 g
    Sodium sulfite (anhy) ……………………………………………… 25.0 g
    Hydroquinone ……………………………………………………………………… 3.0 g
    Sodium carbonate (anhy) ………………………………………… 16.0 g
    Potassium bromide ………………………………………………………… 1.0 g
    Distilled water to make ………………………………………… 1.0 l

    Usage

    Use full strength. Average development time is 8 to 9 minutes at 18°C.

    A similar developer would be Kodak DK-50 which while discontinued is still available on ebay and other sites.
     
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    Both G14 & G15 were sheet film developers, G.206 was the normal Gevaert fine grain developer and similar to ID-11/D76 (only differance is 4g Hydroquinone instead of 5g), the recommended development time was 12mins in a Tank @ 20°C. I'd increase that to 15 mins with old film stock to boost the contrast a touch.

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