Ah, my day is complete! (Well the above plus the 150 mm lens for my Bronica arrived.)
I bought 3x the old 16 oz bottles around thanksgiving, and have only finsihed slightly over 1 bottle. I can't imagine ever finishing a 1 liter bottle, even developing about 12 sheets per week!
This thread caused me some concern. I'm sure the contractor is making it to Kodak's specifications, and am not bothered with that or whether it's made in Germany or the U.S.A. I wanted to check my bottle of HC-110 just out of curiosity.
Having inherited some of my mother's hoarding genes, I could not find the bottle. It really concerned me that a bottle of developer had disappeared somewhere in the house. I did eventually find it (I'd looked right past it originally); it's a round bottle made in the U.S.A. Expires 10/2013, though I don't think I need to worry about that.
I for one am delighted to have my developer made by Tetenal. I suspect that Neopress HC is a close relative and I would bet that you could substitute it. Anyone have experience of that ? Does Neopress HC have the same longevity ?
1 Gal D-76 is all from germany now as well, and the catalog number changed to 516 0296. The plastic pouch feels different, which is how we noticed there was a change in the first place.
5 gallon rapid is from germany now as well. Instead of the cubetainer bladder boxes, they're in large silly plastic jugs now. It's a mystery as to how you're supposed to dispense this stuff without either a pump or a giant funnel and helpers.
Does anybody know where to buy empty, virgin 5 gallon cubetainers?
Alternatively you could fit a tap near the bottom of a appropriate stiff container.