glewis said:you could end up with ...
Not surprising as the people commissioning the developers are often looking for similar characteristics and tweak formulae with various amounts of chemicals, the properties of which are well known.
Jorge Oliveira said:and Dixactol beeing a two baths......
Although he markets more than one version of a two bath developer, Dixactol, or its 'tweaked' name, is, to my knowledge, single bath but can be used with lesser agitation as a compensating developer. The two bath aspect is the re-soak as with other developers of its type. That is, as I understand it !
lee said:I thought that Les posted once that he tried the developer and it was a diaster. Could be wrong.
roy said:Jorge Oliveira said:and Dixactol beeing a two baths......
Dixactol, or its 'tweaked' name, is, to my knowledge, single bath
Jorge, I must apologise to you as you are correct. This can be used as a two bath dev. but it is said that users have reported the best results as a single bath, with or without the re-soak. I have used this dev. in the past and have to say that I did not experience any problems with it.
Reading the reviews about this type of dev. it seems that with variable contrast papers there is a possible drop in contrast and it brings home more so, the dictum of 'horses for courses'- that is, using the right materials for the type of effect you want to achieve. I can see the benefit when making negatives for large format ultra-violet printing but do members feel there is a distinct advantage with pyro/cat. type developers over, say, two bath which can give good highlight control with small format ?
The new generation of his formulas (Exactol and Lux, and DiXactol-ultra) now contain Phenidone along with Pyrocatchenol/Glycin.
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