The Highlights and Shadows of Kodak Xtol BE Developer by Leslie Lazenby Kodaks’s Xtol film developer is my go-to film developer, I think. KODAK PROFESSIONAL Developer, Characteristics, Use With These KODAK PROFESSIONAL Films. XTOL Developer. Suitable for most professional. Bergger Panchro @ in Kodak XTOL Stock. 11 minutes, 45 seconds at 24°C/°F. 10 seconds of agitation every minute. in Xtol stock at 75F By.

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I tend to use it diluted 1: Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or xtkl value. Rated 5 out of 5 by bmw kodai Great Economical Developer I don’t develop lots of black and white film so 5 liters is more than I can use before it would go bad. It works well stock but gives beautiful results up to 1: The remaining dry chemicals keep much better than mixed developer although the mixed solution keeps at least 2 months if stored properly.

This is my favorite developer. Xtol is my favorite developer for black-and-white film. It can be a bit difficult to mix at first but it is worth the effort. Doesn’t raise grain in finer grained film. The only drawback is the packages make 1. For me it consistently kkdak finer grain and can be used with a wide variety of film. It’s basically self-exhausting, too, so it’s hard to overdevelop.



Wash your film in developing temp water before pouring in developer. Update Xtll Zip Code. Also once mixed and stored in airtight bottles, the developer stays good for months.

I really am pleased with the results – good tone separation, fine grain, high accutance and it doesn’t stain I have to use the bathroom for developing lodak appreciate this quality. I mix full strength and dilute just prior to use. Can also be used to replenish working-strength developer Does not contain hydroquinone.

Rated 4 out of 5 by James from Excellent! Keep shaking it until it’s really completely dissolved.

I don’t worry so much about my health using it and I also don’t worry about pouring it into the drain. Really let it sit a while and look for tiny un-dissolved particles. It is a pain to mix. It also has a great shelf life.

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Order in the next 0: It never fails me. In Stock Update Location close. I get lower contrast than D76 better for scanningsmooth gradations, good shadow and highlights. Place your order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 and your order will ship the same day. Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank L. Back View Show More Less.

Since I work overseas, it’s good to have a developer that’s not very sensitive to questionable water supplies, heat, etc. International orders are processed the next shipping day.


Recipes & dev times using Developer Kodak XTOL

So even though Kodak does not recommend it, I mix one liter at a time. Negatives come out sharp and with very little grain.

Gives a great tonal range if you got the exposure right.

So far it has worked great for me. For further details see delivery estimates in cart. Images are not particularly contrasty which preserves the maximum amount of detail in both highlights and shadows and can easily be koadk in the printing process. Provides more emulsion speed shadow detail than most developers for normal and push processing.

The results are as good or better than what I got with HC which I used for years. It is an ascorbic acid-based developer, which yields a very high image quality at full emulsion speed.

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Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Be the first to review this item. Please check your local sales tax laws. It takes about a year for me to use a 5 liter batch and I see no negative effects. Rated 4 out of 5 by Mimetic from Kodam best developer for BW film!