Originally Posted by Mooshoepork
I switched to tmax dev and havenít looked back. Makes me wonder why I messed around with xtol for so long. It isnít particularly cost effective though
TMax developer is a good choice, and there are many others as well. I'll stick with Xtol because I like the quality and the low price. At my current rate of developing film I can easily finish the five liter supply before it expires, but if I slow down I would need to switch developers; there's no sin in throwing away expired Xtol but I don't like the waste.
I'll test the new Xtol with a sacrificial roll of film when I receive it, which is a good idea with any new developer of course.