Microdol surprise

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Mark Layne, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Mark Layne

    Mark Layne Subscriber

    Jun 9, 2003
    Nova Scotia
    About 15 years ago a friend was cleaning out his darkroom on his wife's instructions and gave me things including many bottles of liquid Microdol which he had since his college days.
    Last week I opened a bottle and poured out a small amount. There was no discoloration so I stuck in a piece of film. It shortly turned black. So I loaded up a roll of TX that expired in 93 and took a few frames through the window.
    I diluted the Microdol 1:3 and developed for 17 mins. The frames looked pretty good all things considered.
    I've also seen it suggested that Perceptol and Microdol are the same but the packages of Perceptol I just bought have warnings re some organic chemicals with strange names, so it doesnt seem to be the same