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View Poll Results: how many developers do you use ?

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  • none, a lab processes my film.

    2 0.97%
  • one

    63 30.43%
  • two

    78 37.68%
  • three

    38 18.36%
  • four

    9 4.35%
  • more than four...

    17 8.21%
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    how many developers do you use, or have you settled on one

    how many developers do you use, or have you settled on one?

    if you use a handful, are they for specific films or reasons ?

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    John,

    I use two developers.

    1. Xtol - for film speed and high contrast lighting.
    2. Edwal 12 - for normal to low contrast and normal film speed.

    That gives me consistent results in printing.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

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    I use D76 as my standard.

    I use XTOL with Delta 3200 and when I have to push other films beyond one stop.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    I use Pyrocat HD to for any landscape/archaeology shots.

    I use Xtol for everything involving people
    K.S. Klain

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    HC-110 for me, dilution E, replenished.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Barry Thornton's 2-bath: 400 asa max
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    Spent caffenol/130 for everything

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    35mm APX100 in Rodinal, then ID11 at 1+1 for everything else.

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    After years of experimenting I have settled on HC110 generally used at dilution H. Gives a good balance of grain, sharpness and speed and lasts forever. All too often I would start to develop some film and have to stop because the developer had clearly gone bad. This never happens with HC110.

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    Rodinal for TMY2 and FP4+. That's about it. Sometimes I get a good deal on HP5+ from a local shop in which case I use Pyrocat HD but that isn't very often.

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