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Does anyone have experience of this catechol / glycin 2-bath developer?

-- fw (finneganswake@altavista.net), July 15, 2000


I'm curious too. Is it proprietary, or can we get the formula for it?

-- (edbuffaloe@unblinkingeye.com), July 15, 2000.

I havent used DiXactol, but the people on the Pure Silver list really like it. Barry Thornton, the guy who came up with it, has a web page for it here.

-- Fritz M. Brown (brownf@idhw.state.id.us), July 17, 2000.

Pure Silver list?

-- Nacio Brown (njb@limn.net), July 17, 2000.

I've used DiXactol with Neopan 400, HP5+, Tmax 400, and Fortepan 400. The developer worked well with all of these films. I was especially impressed with the lack grain and good tonal range of the Neopan. As with all developers, it takes a while to adjust time and temperture to your needs.

-- Christopher Hargens (ldmr@cruzio.com), July 18, 2000.

It's become my standard developer of choice, just bear in mind the warning about contaminated spirals, I eventually bought all new ones, and keep this set just for DiXactol.

-- John Henry (johnh@piperschool.com), July 21, 2000.

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