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    Calbe N 113 is certainly very cheap, works out at $2.03 AUD including taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Fagan View Post
    Calbe N 113 is certainly very cheap, works out at $2.03 AUD including taxes.

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    You can buy Calbe N 113 under the name of Adox "Adotol konstant" too.
    Last edited by Bundesphotograph; 05-03-2012 at 08:28 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Moersch Fatman for the occasional darkroom printer!

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/30683-...A+B+C+Finisher

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    I bought a sealed but second hand 5L bottle of Ilford Multigrade a few years ago - I forget how long but at least 3, probably longer. Decanted into two glass and three plastic 1L bottles. Opened the last plastic bottle a few weeks ago - the concentrate was dark brown so I just poured it away. The contents of the glass bottle that I opened afterwards had only slight discoloration, and the developers works fine when diluted to working solution. Presumably the difference was an oxygen-proof seal on the glass bottle, but not the plastic one.

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    There you are :X different replies,X different developers.
    Before you give up on Dektol,consider this :
    Mixing and storage are critical. For maximum storage, pre-boil the mixing water (reduces oxygen content).
    Dektol requires vigorous stirring, start with a small amount,dissolve it,add more,etc.
    Never shake the container -you will aerate the mix and introduce oxygen = short storage life.
    I use a power drill & agitator, but don't let that sucker spin near the top.
    Use PET soda bottles or glass. Let stand fully filled overnight & cap.
    Butane gas part-full bottles.
    If mixed developer is darker than a light brown - you made an error,as above,or the powder was bad to begin with.
    Diluted 1:2,good working soln will make good prints until the tray is empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdholden View Post
    John,
    What's your experience with that 30 day limit? I just mixed up a 4L batch (and decanted to smaller bottles) this weekend and went through ~20 sheets of 8x10 Emaks-888 (Nuance, etc). I mixed it 1:1 but after the first few test strips, decided I wanted more contrast. I started with about 600ml of 1:1, then added about 350ml of stock to boost contrast to where I wanted it. It looked nice, but I want to play with that combo some more before making any judgement on it. I was happy enough to want to continue working with it. I just hope I can use the same tray of developer when I get to turn the lights out again in 2 weeks.

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    hey chris ..

    i have left it in a tray for a long time before ... at least 2 weeks ..
    it was darkish, but worked fine. ole ( here on apug and the large format site )
    once posted that he left for a job, and came back 30 days later, and his tray was still good ...
    ( i wish i could find the thread ! )

    i keep ansco130 even when it is black as coca cola ... it is a great developer for paper negatives
    and depending how black and how used, it can be a great film developer in that state as well ... ( dilute a little more )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan W View Post
    As recommended above,Try some L.P.D.Lasts forever and thats just the half life!
    Yep, just about.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    Thanks all for your replies. Internet browsing led me to the discovery that LPD comes as a powder as well as a concentrate. Given the cost of shipping, that seems like a good choice. Anyone know if there's a Canadian source for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    Thanks all for your replies. Internet browsing led me to the discovery that LPD comes as a powder as well as a concentrate. Given the cost of shipping, that seems like a good choice. Anyone know if there's a Canadian source for this?
    Will Freestyle ship it to Canada? It's not listed as ORMD. I don't know about their shipping costs except they recently offered some lower priced international shipping, I believe.

    I really like LPD. Do note that the stock mixed from powder is less concentrated than the liquid concentrate. This isn't a problem or anything just important to keep in mind. Standard dilution from powder mixed stock is 1+2, while from liquid concentrate is 1+4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    Thanks all for your replies. Internet browsing led me to the discovery that LPD comes as a powder as well as a concentrate. Given the cost of shipping, that seems like a good choice. Anyone know if there's a Canadian source for this?
    I may have seen some at Beau Photo - I'm unsure.
    Matt

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