Recipe for vestal's divided d-76?greenspun.com : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread
Could somebody please share with me the original formula for David Vestals divided d-76 variant (the one that contains hydroquinone) I have read a few contradicting formulae and am a little uncertain as to which is the original. thanks,
-- matthew stanton (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 28, 2002
I don't think it is Vestal's but it is from Zone V's catalogues from Vt. and I'll be glad to send it to you. It does use Hydroquinone and I have been using it for years.
-- Scott Walton (email@example.com), May 28, 2002.
Here is the formula for David Vestal's Divided D-76;
Water 750.0 ml Elon or metol 2.0 gm Sodium Sulfite 50.0 gm Hydroquinone 5.0 gm Water to make 1000.0 ml
Water 750.0 ml Sodium Sulfite 50.0 gm Borax 2.0 gm Water to make 1000.0 ml
If I remember correctly, the film is developed in Solution A for 4 minutes (with normal agitation) followed by 10 minutes in solution b with with normal agitation. Stop, Fix and Wash normally. Don't let solution B get into solution A or you'll wreck solution A.
As with any film, you should test first before committing any important pictures to this process.
Hope this helps...
-- Mike Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 04, 2002.