Any input, opinions, or related stories appreciated
I made my first batch of developer from raw chemicals.
I tried the AGFA / ANSCO 135 Recipe from digital truth.
I tripled all the values below to make a larger batch
Everything was added in the proper sequence, and at the correct temperature.
The Soup is a murky brown color, only the darkest shadows appear on the paper after a normally generous exposure and 2 minutes of development. All of the under developed emulsion also seems to stay intact all the way through to the wash.
A Full “room light” fog test showed that the developer would actually produce black.
Should I discard the whole gallon or add some ingredients to see if I can salvage it?
Water, 125F/52C 750 ml
Metol 1.6 g
Sodium Sulfite (anhydrous) 24 g
Hydroquinone 6.6 g
Sodium Carbonate (anhydrous) 20.5 g
Potassium Bromide 2.8 g
Cold water to make 1L
*edited post to correct from Agfa 130 to 135*