Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kershaw View Post

Have you tried Maxim Muir's Blue-Black developer?

I did, but it was some time ago using Kodak Polymax and Ilford MG papers. I wasn't impressed. The results were somewhat (not a lot) colder than Dektol, but the quality was inferior. The remarks above about Kentmere papers are instructive. The variety of tones you get with various developers definitely depends on the brand of paper you use. The old Agfa papers were noted for being able to give superior cold tones. I wonder if the papers Adox is now selling approximate them.