Experience with DiXactolgreenspun.com : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread
Does anyone have any actual practical experience, comments or insights into use of the developer DiXactol, now available in the UK, with claimed ultra-actutance and PMK-like highlight detail?
-- Matthew S. Comern (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 1999
Never heard of it, but it sounds interesting. I wonder if it is an ascorbic acid developer, a-la X-tol?
-- Ed Buffaloe (email@example.com), November 12, 1999.
I've seen reviews in Camera and Darkroom, the UK magazine. No much here or elsewhere in US sources. Updates, anyone?
-- Mani Sitaraman (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 09, 2000.
A poster in the PhotoForum mailing list told me he's had great success with it - better sharpness than PMK (and PMK is very good), more consistent staining, and a more useful stain for variable contrast papers, since it's a tone that is seen by VC papers as plain density and not as an attempt at VC filtration. I intend to try it but I want to give PMK a good test first.
There's a neat article about it: http://www.photoformulary.com/dixactol.htm
-- Jim MacKenzie (email@example.com), May 09, 2000.