I was first trained (in my very lame highschool darkroom) using Dektol for both film and paper developing. A 1:9 mix for film was our standard, though our teacher usually tried to talk us into stretching our chemicals out even further than that.
To be honest when I finally started off on my own and did some reading I was rather surprised that there actually WERE separate film developers out there. What a crazy world! My prints have never been the same - typically for the better, though I still enjoy the high-contrast look of my highschool prints.
Originally Posted by Mark Antony
i used to do the same thing, techpan was the closest thing to
kodalith film, after kodalith became hard to get.
i seem to remember the instructions said to shoot at 250
and process in dektol ( 1:2 ) for about 3 or 4 minutes ..
but it was a while ago ...