dektol as a film developer : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

I heard that dektol used as a film developer can yield some nice sharp grainy results- which is actually my main objective here. I want to know in what concentration should i use it? I know that Kodak polymax developer is dektol, but what ditlution is suitable for film? And would it change the speed?



-- Xosni (, November 04, 2000


Nah! Use Rodinal instead! It's made for film from the beginning, and it gives very sharp and grainy negatives. Is Polymax Dektol??? Never heard that! I know Dektol was called D-72 (Developer 72) before it got it's own trade name.

-- Patric (, November 04, 2000.

My only experience is Ilford Bromophen paper developer. I says use 1:7 from stock solution for 5 mins. Well, I used 1:7, 30B0C 3 mins conti. agaition, fat grain but sharp.

-- Wolfram Kollig (, November 06, 2000.

About 30 years ago I used Dektol with Tri-X for a grainy effect. I think it was 1:1 or 1:2 with development for a couple of minutes -- no change in speed. It worked consistently

-- John Lehman (, November 07, 2000.

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