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Perverted HC110 - Perverted HC110
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If cost is the concern, aren't a pinch of Phenidone and a cup of sulfite a lot cheaper than HC-110 syrup?
It all depends. Half a gram of Phenidone, 10 grams of hydroquinone and 1/2 cup of sulfite make a gallon of a pretty good developer for film with a fair capacity which I always thought was due to the excess of Q and the relative insensitivity to bromide build up.
Nowadays, I would substitute sodium ascorbate for the Q and leave out the sulfite, restoring the pH by adding some borax.
I figured out that 4 liters of a PQS working solution could cost as much as $20. 25 liters of HC110P working solution that I tested would cost about $16. I know that amount would develop 50 standard rolls of film.
Whoops! I meant to say 40 grams of hydroquinone.
I also meant to say "liter" instead of "Gallon"
If the images of the films developed in HC-110 and Perverted HC-110 are identical, then the mixing of ascorbic acid in trieth seems pointless.