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Just wondering if anyone else uses Kodak D-19 for thier processing. This developer(which i assume most of you know) is used for aerial photography and X-Ray applications.

I like to develope asa3200 with hot (95 or so) D-19 to get the grain of Infrared film. That way i can rock it in my Holga.

First used it for Super8 and 16mm. movie film and love the effect of this high contrast developer.
 

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Thats one way to not be bothered with all those pesky mid tones some of us obsess about!
 

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Yeah that's a pretty high contrast developer and how does 3200 treat those famous Holga light leaks? Eek!

Post some results in the gallery. Sounds very interesting.
 

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So *you're* the person responsible for all photo stores stocking 9 containers of D19 and no X-Tol/DD-X/Anything-Else!
 

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I've used it in conjunction with DK-50 with very nice results. This was for portraiture though.
 

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fparnold said:
So *you're* the person responsible for all photo stores stocking 9 containers of D19 and no X-Tol/DD-X/Anything-Else!

LOL! :D :D :D :D
 

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Hi there,

Never used it but I did run across this in a 1948 photo almanac:
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Kodak SD-19-A additive
0.2% solution of
(6-nitro-benzimidazole nitrate) 20.0g
hydrazine dihydrochloride 1.6g
Water to make 1.0L


Dissolve in order given.
To use, add 1oz SD-19-A to 32oz of D-19.


"The best speed increase is obtained by developing for the time required to give a fog value around 0.40." Between 12 - 20 min.@68*F


To prepare a 0.2% solution of 6-nitro-benzimidazole nitrate, dissolve 30gr in 32oz (2g -1.0L) of hot distilled water.


'6-nitro-benzimidazole nitrate' was available as 'Kodak Anti-Fog #2'
'hydrazine dihydrochloride' was available as 'Eastman Organic Chemical #1117
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They were expecting a 4X film speed increase with 'super panchro press'. I have no idea if it will work or if the chems are still available.
 

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Some people use D-19 with 9 or 10 ml Sodium Thiocyanate per liter added as the first developer for reversal processing of movie film. D-94 or the new D-94A, however, are the standard first developers for that purpose. I use D-94. Never tried D-19.
 

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Hi meniscus, I've just bought a Super 8 and 16mm processing tank, and I've been trying to buy some D-94A, D-95, and R-10, as the Tri-X processing directions I've found list those as the ones to use. But I went down to my local photo lab store, and they don't have those. They have D-19, and said that a Super 8 processing place near me buys that for their processing.

So I'm thinking I might try that instead, and I'm interested in getting some higher contrast results. Do you have a list of steps to use when processing Tri-X Super 8 or 16mm film with D-19?
I'm really excited to give it a go! :smile:

Thanks! Any help would be much appreciated.

- Murray
 

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Yes, I do use it as a base for adaptaion for first developer when reversal processing.

I have also posted in the past how I adapted d-19 into a very warm (ie heavy on the bromide) dektol concentrate by adding a bit more HQ, and a bunch of carbonate.

I still have a few cans of d-19 in 5 gallon sizes that date back to mid 60's, and am creative with the stuff when I mix a vat.
 

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I'm just buying my first chemicals, so it's all a bit over my head!

I'd like to get to the point where I can tweak the formulas to adjust the tonal range of the resulting film, etc. That'd be great. :smile:

- Murray
 

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I'm just buying my first chemicals, so it's all a bit over my head!

I'd like to get to the point where I can tweak the formulas to adjust the tonal range of the resulting film, etc. That'd be great. :smile:

- Murray

'The darkrook cookbook' would make a great christmas gift ask then.
 

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The Film Developing Cookbook

I nearly bought that! Then I saw, in the checkout, before paying, that "others who bought this items also bought... The Film Developing Cookbook!"

I think that's the one I want, because I'm only processing movie film, not printing any prints. :smile:

Looks interesting!

- Murray
 

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"Film Developing Cookbook" Good choice.


I nearly bought that! Then I saw, in the checkout, before paying, that "others who bought this items also bought... The Film Developing Cookbook!"

I think that's the one I want, because I'm only processing movie film, not printing any prints. :smile:

Looks interesting!

- Murray
 

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Another lively looking developer that might (I've never tried it) deliver extra speed and massive grain:

Kodak D-82 Extreme Underexposure Developer

Water, 125F 750 ml
Wood Alcohol 48 ml
Metol 14 g
Sodium Sulfite anhyd 52.5 g
Hydroquinone 14 g
Sodium Hydroxide 8.8 g
Potassium Bromide 8.8 g
Water to 1L

Dilution: Use undiluted for maximum density.

Starting point development time: 5 mins.

When mixing, due to the risk of heat reaction, dilute sodium hydroxide separately in a small amount of cold water then stir into mixture slowly in sequence.

This developer will only keep for a few days.

If you omit the wood alcohol and replace it with water the solution will be less active.

I found this formula at: www.jtsatterlee.com/PhotoNotes.html

One benefit here is easy to obtain components unlike the hydrazine dihydrochloride in the D-19 additive above.
 
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