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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Sandy King did some comparisons of Ansco 130 and amidol a while back and demonstrated that they could produce identical results when used straight, but that water bath processing is not as effective with Ansco 130 as it is with amidol.

    Yes, that is pretty much what I found. Ansco 130 at 1:2 dilution gives results virtually identical to the MAS Amidol formula with AZO in terms of Dmax and curve type. Unfortunatley, water bath processing to control contrast is not nearly as effective with Ansco 130 as with Amidol.

    Basically, if you are using in-camera negatives with a fairly wide range of DRs Amidol is a much more versatile developer for AZO than Ansco 130, IMO. On the other hand, if you have suffucient control to develop all of your negatives to similar DR, or if you print with digital negatives, Ansco 130 will give great results, and is both less expensive and easier to use than Amidol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanking
    Unfortunatley, water bath processing to control contrast is not nearly as effective with Ansco 130 as with Amidol.
    Ansco 130 will probably give you 95% of what you'll get with Amidol. But if you're printing on Azo and unwilling to compromise on print quality, there is no substitute for Amidol. It gives you that last 5% that makes all the difference.

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