Do we have a good & cheaper substitute for TEA? I know that very little is used, but at $10/pint, I'd hate to go and buy it find that I don't like the developer.
I guess you could use clear household ammonia, with no sudsy stuff added, but it's kind of unpleasant stuff to work with in an open tray in a darkroom. I tried using pyro and ammonia once on some Efke R100 in 120. I got images, but I got better results with other developers.
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