I dilute Dektol all over the place. (1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4) It really depends on the contrast of the neg. Here in the last several years I get a friend to make up a print developer that is very much akin to Defender 55. I like it a lot. If you don't get the blue then I would agree that the two (z6 and Dektol) are not the same. That is what you get when you repete the rumors. I use Dektol because it is easy to get and I don't have to think about it. Here in the fly-over area of the US, most of the stuff has to be mailed in if you want anything exotic. I don't regard z6 developer as exotic but the fellow that owns the camera shop does. Sodium Sulfite is about all I can buy off the shelves. Hear that Coolpix 6? That ought to get me a ration of shit when I next go in there. But there is probably not 5 people here in the MetroMess that would mix their own chemistry. But I am rambling. Thanks for the info.