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    how soon after mixing d-76 do you suggest using it?

    do some of you guys let it sit over night? Or do you use it the same day you mix it?

    Thanks!

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    If you're mixing the powder into stock solution, you can use it immediately, and the stock solution will last about six months bottled. If you're diluting the stock solution 1:1 or some other dilution, however, I wouldn't trust it very long.
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    Some people say that D76 has different activity right after mixing and that you should let it 'rest' a day or something after mixing.

    This is why you should ditch D76 and use Xtol instead. It's better, and dissolves easier too.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Years ago the conventional wisdom was to let any developer sit overnight. If you have hard water a bit of crud will usually precitate out when you do this. This is particularly true with print developers.
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    You should leave it overnight, or at least a few hours, you should not use it immediately. It takes time for a developer to settle & stabilise after mixing.

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    Crap. Now I'm gonna have to wait 'til tomorrow for the Mother's Day pix.

    Thanks a whole bunch, Ian

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    I always thought that you use it after 24 hours after you mix it.

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    I usually wait overnight because I mix it with hot water (otherwise it's more difficult to dissolve) and I'd like it to cool down to room temperature before using it.



 

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