D-76c Low Contrast Version

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by MikeK, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. MikeK

    MikeK Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Walnut Creek
    Large Format
    I found this variant of D-76 in the "Elementary Photographic Chemistry" book published by Eastman Kodak in 1936.

    Water 600 cc
    Metol 2 grams
    Sodium Sulfite 100 grams
    Hydroquinone 5 grams
    Borax 2 grams
    Potassium Iodide (1% solution) 1 cc
    Potassium Bromide (2.5% solution) 10 cc
    Water to make 1000 cc

    For low contrast use undiluted and develop for about 5 minutes, for normal contrast develop for about 6.5 minutes - This is for Tray Development, increase times by 25% for tank development
    This interesting book also contains the chemistry and instructions for making direct reversal prints using a sulfide toner. Might be useful for folks using paper negatives - if there is any interest I will post.