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    I have run out of Exactol now , and am looking for an alternative as the Thornton shop is still closed for now. Pyrocat-HD sounds like the best bet, but, after a brief websearch, i cant find anywhere that sells it in the UK - can anyone help?

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    Leon, Check out the Speedibrews web site.http://www.speedibrews.free-online.co.uk/photochems.htm
    They do a pyro developer, but possibly only through Silverprint. Jim Cottrill is the chap to speak to at Speedibrew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon
    . Pyrocat-HD sounds like the best bet, i cant find anywhere that sells it in the UK - can anyone help?
    Photographers Formulary in America are very prompt.
    Roy Groombridge.

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    oh - thanks Roy - i couldnt work out if they sold internationally from their website - I'll definately get in touch with them then. Ta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon
    oh - thanks Roy - i couldnt work out if they sold internationally from their website - I'll definately get in touch with them then. Ta!

    Also, consider Artcraft Chemicals. I am certain that Mike will make you up a kit from the forumla and a couple of persons have reported in the past fast service to the UK from Artcraft.

    Sandy

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    Due to a web mail fault I have not been able to post replys for several weeks, so this is partly a test.
    I have used Dixactol to process 35mm film since the developer first came onto the UK market usingDelta 100, Delta400 (new version) and FP4 all with excellent resuls. ie grain free and sharp prints at 20" x 16" on glossy FB papers.
    late in 2003 I changed to Dixacto Ultra with the partial stand method and got even better results, i have now started using ACROS 100 and the results are quite startlingly sharp.

    in Audio Hi-Fi there is a saying of "rubbish in rubbish out" so make sure that what the camera puts onto the negative is good enough for the developer to work its magic on.

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    [quote="baronfoxx"]
    late in 2003 I changed to Dixacto Ultra..... i have now started using ACROS 100 and the results are quite startlingly sharp.

    Interesting. I was waiting to see what the results of a member using this combination were like as BT warned me not to use it due to possible emulsion damage.
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    re Roy
    I do not know why BT gave the advise re Acros, I do recall him saying to use alkaline stop and fix baths with Dixactol Ultra.
    I use a water stop bath and ARCHIVIX alkaline fixer , I also use a Jessops tank wich is kept for Dixactol Ultra only in the inerest of cleanliness and prevention of cross contamination.

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    I seem to remember something from Barry's web site about finding the emulsion of Fuji Neopan 100SS being easily damaged in Dixactol but if I remember correctly he also said that this should not present problems if care was taken during processing. I don't know the history of Acros, does it share similarities with Neopan 100SS

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    I have dev'd 20 sheets of 5x4 acros quickload in Dixactol in combitanks and have had nothing but perfectly dust and damage free sharp grain free negs. Then again, the negs are not really touched by anything.

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