Tmax developer

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  1. bascom49

    bascom49 Subscriber

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    I've got a gallon bottle of Tmax developer that's %75 full.
    I've also got an unopened 16 oz bottle of the same
    and an unopened bottle of Tmax RS developer.

    All is at least several years old.

    Could anyone hazard a guess as to how viable they are ?

    Thanks,
    Charles
     
  2. chriscrawfordphoto

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    Throw away the open one, it is bad. Tmax goes bad after a while after opening, like most developers. The unopened stuff has a very long shelf life. Those bottle made in the last several yrs actually have expiration dates printed on them.
     
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    A guess is just a guess but unless they've turned dark brown I'd give them a try. Kodak b/w chemistry is pretty famous for a long shelf life. The only proof will be in the development.
     
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    They are no good. Send them all to me for testing...

    Seriously, that stuff keeps a long time in an open bottle.
     
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    In stock, undiluted? Probably still good. Worth a test.
     
  6. Alan W

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    Open the small package with the tmax rs developer and empty it into the big bottle.Shake.Put todays date on it.Develop tmax 100 and tmax 400 at 1+9 dilution.Be impressed.When it's gone get more and repeat.
     
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    key - "WORTH A TEST" - be sure you don't test on any valued negs to start!!! (i did that 1 time - just didn't pay attention, poor me!)