Quote Originally Posted by Neal View Post
Dear micwag2,

If "Eastern Pennsylvania" means your close to Philadelphia, Calumet is a good "walk in" source. My personal suggestion to anyone starting is to purchase Kodak liquids and mix them in distilled water. Get a "Kodak Black & White Darkroom Dataguide" at the local used book store and use T-Max developer, Kodak Indicator Stop, and Kodafix fixer. These products have amazing shelf life. Keep in mind that all the other brands are quality products and are worth purchasing. Nothing in the above should be considered as a criticism of them.

Good luck and welcome to a rewarding way of making images,

Neal Wydra
I'm around Lansdale, which is north of Philly. I did read about the distilled water as being more reliable than tap water. You never know what's coming out of some taps. Is Calumet in the city or outside of it? I'm on Freestyles website now and this is what i looked up so far.
Product Name Price Per Unit Quantity Total
Photo Flo 200 16 oz. - Model# 1464510
8.39 1 $8.39
Kodak Indicator Stop Bath 16 oz.
- Model# 1464247
6.29 1 $6.29
Kodak D-76 Film
Developer to make 1 Gallon - Model# 1464817
6.09 1 $6.09
Kodak Fixer Powder To Make 1
Gallon - Model# 1971746
5.79 1 $5.79

Am i in the right direction?