Kodak apparently recently discontinued D-19 (according to the folks at Freestyle). Photographer's Formulary makes a replacement for it, but it comes only in a size to mix 1L (as opposed to 3.8L) and costs about $14 a pack (as opposed to about $20 average for the Kodak).
On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 4:38 PM, Scott Dorsey <klu...@panix.com> wrote: > Mr. Woods has it right. What you want is a developer that will quickly > develop to a very high gamma, without a lot of grain. You can in fact use > D-76 but your developing time will be very long in order to get the gamma > up and it will take some tinkering. You can use dektol, but the grain will > be enormous. > > Kodak used to have a brochure called "Small Batch Reversal Processing of > Kodak Films" which had formulae for hand processing, and which was very > good and useful. I think the developer they listed was not standard D-19 > but was a similar high energy developer with a silver solvent for softer > grain edges. > --scott > _______________________________________________ > FrameWorks mailing list > FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com > https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks >
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