Need feedback on Zonal Pro Chems.

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by mckenna, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. mckenna

    mckenna Member

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    I recently purchased some equipment from a comercial photolab and in the deal I recieved a sizeable quantity of Gamma Plus Film Dev., Factor One print dev. and HQ Warmtone Print Dev. I would appreciate any info on the characteristics of these chems. seems a shame to toss them if they will work. 10 Quarts of assorted chems. I was told that they were less than a year old. None have been opened.

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    mckenna
     
  2. blansky

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    I use their Gamma Plus film developer exclusively for FP4 and occasionally use their warmtone print developer if I want chocolate brown prints after selenium toning.

    I wouldn't toss it. Try it with something that you are used to and see how it compares to what you use now.


    Michael
     
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    Some limited experience that I had showed rather short life after opening the bottles on their print developers. It happened twice on separately ordered batches but perhaps I had gotten old stock both times?
     
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    If you try it and don't like it, or if you decide not to try it, why not sell it on eBay rather than tossing it? You might not get a lot of money for it, but at least it'll wind up in the hands of somebody who wants it.
     
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    I have used the gama plus with good results. At a 20:1 ratio it wors like a compensating developer somewhat like D-23.