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    I noticed that 8 Elm Photo in Toronto (www.eightelmphoto.com) stocks Moersch photo chemicals .

    Anyone familiar with the developers (sepia, warm etc.)? They also have an Amidol dev.

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    I have tried the Amidol and the Lith. Both very nice developers, although the two-bath Amidol/Catechol takes a little getting used to.

    Moersch also has some .pdf's on his website detailing how to get the colour you want - i mix my own chemicals from his recipes if needed
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    Some of these products are on my "project" list. Would be interested to find out what your results might be. (hopefully sometime this year)

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    You can get these products from Retro Photographic in the UK-see their ad in B&W magazine.
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    Is there any advantage to the Moersch Lith developer over the Fotospeed or Forte Lith developers, which appear to be considerbaly cheaper here in the UK.

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    [quote="Black Dog"]You can get these products from Retro Photographic in the UK

    ...........who are also members of this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efikim
    Is there any advantage to the Moersch Lith developer over the Fotospeed or Forte Lith developers, which appear to be considerbaly cheaper here in the UK.
    Dunno - I'm still learning (and testing). MACO (=fotospeed) does not give good results with Forte lith paper, but is outstanding with Forte Museum weight and (old) New Oriental Seagull VC FB.

    Will test the Moersch Lith soon. Results will be posted in the "Tales From the Experimental Darkroom"-thread.
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    Thanks Ole,

    Are you sure that Maco and Fotospeed lith developers are the same? They have different descriptions in Tim Rudman's book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efikim
    Are you sure that Maco and Fotospeed lith developers are the same? They have different descriptions in Tim Rudman's book.
    That should teach me to check before I type: MACO is LaborPartner, Fotospeed is different. The Fotospeed test kit is really nice, but the paper included with it isn't good with MACO lith developer. Still haven't tried it in other chemicals.
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    Thanks Ole,
    I have used the Fotospeed developer with the original Kentmere Kentona in the past, with good results. I was less impressed with its performance with the current Kentona paper though. I think I'll get some other papers to try first, before trying a different developer.

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