Old 09-13-2019   #41
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1. What is an "SKU?"

Essentially, its the "part number".
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Old 09-13-2019   #42
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Kodak is changing suppliers on all its developers so the SKU is changing, that's all.

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Seems that way. Although 1 liter envelope seems like going discontinued.

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With product changes may come price changes, and D76 is inexpensive now. So, I just stocked up -- who knows what Alaris will charge for the new D76? (Hopefully not too much) I've still got Rodinal from my 2004 hoard! (though I think I'm on my last bottle now.
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With product changes may come price changes, and D76 is inexpensive now. So, I just stocked up -- who knows what Alaris will charge for the new D76? (Hopefully not too much) I've still got Rodinal from my 2004 hoard! (though I think I'm on my last bottle now.
I got vitamin C and some instant coffee, just need to buy some washing soda and try caffenol as a developer.

I also got a hoard of unopened Rodinal bottles.
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Old 09-14-2019   #45
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Caffenol is great fun to use and with very repeatable results . Most of the advocates of this suggest using it with slower films . I've recently been using an Xtolish brew that I found a while ago on the filmwasters site . This is much easier to mix than the various caffenol concoctions and fulfils the mad chemist side of me . Everything for this is available online and cheap , and can be mixed for single usage . Plus digital scales are more than accurate enough and easily ordered online . Try some and tell us what you think. Peter
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With product changes may come price changes, and D76 is inexpensive now. So, I just stocked up -- who knows what Alaris will charge for the new D76? (Hopefully not too much) I've still got Rodinal from my 2004 hoard! (though I think I'm on my last bottle now.
I think I will order some packages now too. "New" D-76 - why is that necessary? D-76 1+1 is perfect with Tri-X. It has some "bite" to it - compare to XTOL for example - I hope they don't mess it up.
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Hi RFF,


I see D76 (1L) is still unavailable at B&H, Adorama, and other retailers. Has there been any update regarding the developer? (Or did I miss the announcement where D76 has been officially limited/discontinued?)
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The gallon bag is in stock at BH and Freestyle. Though BH won't ship it anymore.
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I'll be starting to mix my own soon. I figure with the way Kodak has been just figure they will discontinue everything that we like the most......

I mix up parts of my B&W positive chemistry and find it enjoyable. Kinda gives me a mad scientist feel too...!

I've decided to mix my own also. I've bought packaged developers for over 40 years because they were cheap & excellent. Now it seems you're never sure of what you're getting (after ruining 4 rolls with XTOL). Variations of D-76 allow fine tuning for contrast, the chemicals are cheap and easily obtainable.
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I've decided to mix my own also. I've bought packaged developers for over 40 years because they were cheap & excellent. Now it seems you're never sure of what you're getting (after ruining 4 rolls with XTOL). Variations of D-76 allow fine tuning for contrast, the chemicals are cheap and easily obtainable.
I began mixing my own developers, D-76 and a Dektol clone, when Kodak discontinued B&W paper. I'd concluded that Kodak was no longer a reliable supplier of anything.

The ready availability of inexpensive electronic balances makes this a practical alternative.

I mix Mytol and an ascorbate-based paper developer now. I made the change to avoid introducing metol and hydroquinone into the local water table.
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I also bought some chemicals to play with. Nice results with divided D-23 with FP4 and Tmax400 with 4 minutes in A and 3 minutes in B.
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Using less than 120mL of D76 stock per roll is a quite reliable way to get uneven development and streaking, particularly in high-key scenes.

The spectral sensitivity and tonal curve of FP4+ is very different to Plus-X. It is not a replacement, and you cannot develop it to look like Plus-X.

Like others, I have lots of Plus-X in the freezer.

D76 hasnít been D76 for a long time. Kodak changed the formula several times. ID11 is functionally the same (if chemically a little different), Freestyle makes a copy, and you can mix it yourself from the original formula.

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Original formula 4 ingredients. Mix a liter, 8 oz, or a gallon. I inherited a quart of hydroquinone, metal comes from photographers Formulary, borax comes from laundry aisle( $2 will last 2 two lifetimes), sodium sulfite comes from The Chemistry Store along with Sodium Carbonate that makes Dektol.

Small digital scale is what you need. Magnetic stirrer and Erlenmeyer flask ( Amazon ) make life pleasant.

I am tired of being whipsawed by Kodak who I used to love.

Time to mix from scratch is not much different opening a bag and you know how fresh it is.
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The other great thing about mixing your own is that the "raw" chemicals last forever. You can mix 1 liter at a time for a few rolls and not worry about the a gallon expiring.
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maybe a mod can change the title to reflect the actual status of D-76 since it's still available. fwiw, I don't consider a gallon to be too much developer to have on hand. Put it into amber glass bottles and you shld be golden for some time. ymmv
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Original formula 4 ingredients. Mix a liter, 8 oz, or a gallon. I inherited a quart of hydroquinone, metal comes from photographers Formulary, borax comes from laundry aisle( $2 will last 2 two lifetimes), sodium sulfite comes from The Chemistry Store along with Sodium Carbonate that makes Dektol.

Small digital scale is what you need. Magnetic stirrer and Erlenmeyer flask ( Amazon ) make life pleasant.

I am tired of being whipsawed by Kodak who I used to love.

Time to mix from scratch is not much different opening a bag and you know how fresh it is.

Sodium carbonate is also available in the laundry aisle as "washing soda".

Arm and Hammer "Super Washing Soda" is sodium carbonate monohydrate.
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The other great thing about mixing your own is that the "raw" chemicals last forever. You can mix 1 liter at a time for a few rolls and not worry about the a gallon expiring.
This is especially attractive when using Xtol clones.
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