I've been everywhere ooooohhh yeaahhhh still I'm standing tall.
I've come across various references to this brew and it sounds intriguing-anyone out there had any experience with it?
"He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.
i have been wanting to try this developer too...
the formulary will make a kit from the formula published in the unblinking eye article. you can also buy the developer from a place called bluegrass in kentucky. they will sell you " a case" which is 4 1-gallon packets .. for $46. the formulary's price is about 4x that ...
SOMEONE call Kentucky Bluegrass and found out its' developer doesn't contain Glycin- so it can't be the same formula.
I've tried to contact 2 of the people who use 777, because of this thread,
but neither has E-mailed back as yet.
Bill Pierce, one of the people mentioned in the unblinking eye article, E-mailed me back that he finally gave up and went back to D-76. :o
I would really like to talk with someone who has done 35mm in 777. Mainly
because all the "photo-chemical experts" say you can't use a PPD/Glycin
based developer with todays emulsions- not with getting excessive speed loss and/or dichroic fog. They also say that todays films are so good, that we no longer need "fine grain developers".
"Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect."
I use ascorbic acid developer with 35mm, but not DS-10.
My dev is based in Patrick Gainer's propylene glycol 'alchemy', and promises to last a lot.
Ascorbic devs give finer grain and are sharper than HC-110, my only commercial dev in stock, so I cannot compare to others.
In a 24x30 cm print, I have to use a loupe to see grain with PX (or, maybe, I need new glasses...)
All I've read about Xtol was very positive, except for the sudden death syndrome.