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    I use special bottles, depending on the chemical and purpose. Also, I just like the looks of them on my shelf. Some have the original contents, but when empty, I remove the lables and lable them with whatever photo chemical I put in them. The bottles supplied with photo chemicals just bore me.
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    The original Disaronno bottles are particularly good for portraits. It usually takes about half a bottle. The last bottle shown is only for the photographer, and is to be quickly mixed only into a dirty coffee cup from the sink. Watch out for stray cigarette butts, although some people say it improves the developing. Aged is good, but 2014 is a great year!
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    You're all wrong about which bottle to keep developer in. I find that Klein bottles give the smoothest tones and widest range.

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    Square bottles rarely fall over and roll off of a counter.
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    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Tgat's why I like cubed eggs too;much easier to store in the fridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Everyone who's opinion matters knows that you get much better contrast and tonality from developer which is kept in octagonal bottles!


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    I'm sorry but you're way off. It is common knowledge that the best tones are achieved from an amber coloured cut glass decanter. So refined.

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    Best. Thread. EVER.

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    Square bottles (aka, "squattles") are sold by bored photo store employees to squares. Thought everybody knew that. How else could they retain any semblance of sanity? You can track your own square to beatnik to hippie to hipster evolution by reviewing your own squattle history, or lack thereof.

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    I thought it was best to use lead crystal with a cubic zirconium stopper.
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    Rectilinear bottle with sharp edges to hold developer for rotary processing...

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