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Does anyone have experience of this catechol / glycin 2-bath developer?
-- fw (email@example.com), July 15, 2000
I'm curious too. Is it proprietary, or can we get the formula for it?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), July 17, 2000.
Pure Silver list?
-- Nacio Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 2000.