Quote Originally Posted by 23mjm View Post
Just a FYI in the book the Negative by Ansel Adams he refers to FG-7 as a standard developer.
The OP asked about stand development. FG-7 originally was a PQ developer - in my experience it gave results that were similar to those I obtained with Ilford Microphen. Looking at the most recent FG-7 MSDS the recipe seems to have changed ( Phenidone is no longer listed as an FG-7 ingredient, and some Pixie Dust has been added to the FG-7 MSDS ingredient list).

FG-7 is not likely IMHO, to be much good as a stand developer.

Better to use Pyrocat or a dilute Glycin or Glycin/Metol developer - or a dilute p-aminphenol developer (like Rodinal).