A bit of clarification.
I did not mean to dispute that the official recommendation of Kodak is the best way to go for regular users of D-76. P.E.,others,added interesting new information on this.
My point related only to the (small minority?) of users who keep a variety of long lasting developers mixed.For use of D-76 only every 2 years the sealed glass jar method worked for me so far.It is not fully tested and known reliable.
It saves keep buying new packs and throwing out most of it.
I do my Negs in batches - so I mix up Developer likewise
The stuff I don't use I Frisbee it there and then
For me then cost of a 5L pack of Developer is about the same as the Film in a single Dev Tank.
Having invested a considerable amount of time, effort and money in equipment to expose the film why risk messing it up saving a very few Dollars/Pounds/Euros ?
Life is too short to worry about such miniscule amounts of money
If you are concerned about the cost of your Photograph – go for Quality not Quantity when shooting
My sentiments exactly.
Originally Posted by Martin Aislabie