(Agfa-) Ansco 47 MQ is very close to Kodak 61a, superb gradation, very sharp, but usually grainy. I was surprised by the small grain you get with XX.
you right, Agfa-47 equal to D-61a 1+1
Kodak D61a Stock:
Sodium Sulphite anh. 90g
Sodium Metabisulphite 2.1g
Sodium Carbonate anh. 11.5g
Potassium Bromide 1.7g
Kodak D61a 1+1 / Agfa-47:
Metol 1.55g / 1.5g
Sodium Sulphite anh. 45g / 45g
Sodium Metabisulphite 1.05g / 1g
Hydroquinone 2.95g /3g
Sodium Carbonate anh. 5.75g / 5g
Potassium Bromide 0.85g / 0.8g
I have to admit I was comparing to the Agfa Ansco 47 R - replenisher :D
When it comes to processing chemistry Kodak lagged way behind their competitors for many years only really bringing out innovative products with HC-110 and Xtol.
Harold, Agfa-47 use 6g Sodium Carbonate monohydrate = 5.1g ahydrous. so D61a 1+1 use by 10% more sodium carbonate than agfa-47. I think that this isn't very important
Just to be clear this is not Agfa 47, that is an Amidol developer, and that is very important.