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    Maybe the developer is bad. Get a package of Dektol and mix it up. That'll work and will last a long time too. I've used it at dilutions up to 1+9 for developing high contrast ortho film, which behaves very much like graded papers, and it's worked well for me.
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    if it doesn't blacken, it might be your developer, not your paper that is bad ..
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    I think he already did that.

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    OK, I'm back ready to try again. Developer is about a year old, I only used it once, and kept it in a cool dark place. I also tried to use my wetplate developer, which is mostly Ferrous Sulfate. Same thing. I guess I could buy some more dev, like you say it's not that expensive.

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    Your problem is absolutely your developer being bad. Replace with fresh developer such as Dektol and you can get started.

    You can work Kodabromide paper under a Red or Orange safelight, so you don't have to be in the dark at all.

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    Success! I got an image with dektol. It was definitely as said above, old, bad developer. Cool, and easier than wetplate by far. I'm now working on exposures, I did 5 strips at 3 sec each. The 9 sec looked best. But it sure develops fast; about 10 seconds. From my wetplate background, I quickly stopped it there. Is that right? Or should I work for developing longer, with a shorter exposure? Say, 6 sec exposure, and dev for a min or so? Or dilute the dev more?

    Sorry for the barrage of questions, but this is a great way to test out my lenses, plateholders, etc. And I might get a nice pic or two!

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    Too much fun. Sorry about the right side blur, my model sat up.

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    Good job!
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    Nice image!
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    Thanks all. I'm doing more with more exotic lenses. It's a lot of fun.

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