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    Book of Pyro

    Does anyone know where in the UK I can get a copy of the book of pyro? Or does anyone have a pdf copy they could send me?

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    Hello , If there is a pdf to be sent , I want it also.

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    It seems to be esaily available from there:
    http://stores.photoformulary.com/Det...ory=ALL&no=251
    and from Amamzon too.
    Google is your very good friend.

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    £50 on UK Amazon !!

    I would do some online research first, that book, good as it is, was published in 1992 and a lot of work in this field has been shared since then. I would look here first: pyrocat-hd.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Livsey View Post
    £50 on UK Amazon !!

    I would do some online research first, that book, good as it is, was published in 1992 and a lot of work in this field has been shared since then. I would look here first: pyrocat-hd.com
    I think that this is good advice. Note that at www.pyrocat-hd.com there is some lack of clarity in mixing pyrocat-MC. The error relates to the absence of either TEA or glycerine in the list of ingredients. See

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum224/...irections.html

    about half way down. Read the whole thread to get the picture. The error is that you need TEA for the original formula, or as an alternative, something else to get the metol to dissolve.

    I'm using the original -MC version very happily.
    Last edited by john_s; 10-05-2013 at 05:12 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: it wasn't up to date when I checked www.pyrocat-hd.com

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    The book of pyro only tells you about PMK, which in the opinion of many is an inferior formula. Most photographers using pyrogallol or pyrocatechin based developers today use some variant of Sandy King's Pyrocat developers. Everything you need to know is right here. I wouldn't give you 50 pence for the Book of Pyro, much less 50 pounds. Save your money for the chemicals.
    Jim

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    The book does not cover using Pyro as developing until completion [or exhaustion of solution A] which can be done with Rollo Pyro. Developing to completion means that the length of time and temperature do not have to be accurately handled as long as enough time has been allowed.
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    I have one I would sell you. If you are interested, pm me.

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    if not,my copy is for sale to the highest bidder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c6h6o3 View Post
    The book of pyro only tells you about PMK, which in the opinion of many is an inferior formula. Most photographers using pyrogallol or pyrocatechin based developers today use some variant of Sandy King's Pyrocat developers. Everything you need to know is right here. I wouldn't give you 50 pence for the Book of Pyro, much less 50 pounds. Save your money for the chemicals.
    It turns out that there are a lot of opinions in photography. Just like not everyone thinks staining developers are best, not all that do think that Pyrocat is best. Different strokes for different folks.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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