The last time I developed my own film, Bill Clinton was president. I have to say I was a bit nervous when I shut off the lights and tried to get the film on the stainless steel reels after being out of practice for so long. This was one of the last photos I snapped off before developing 8 rolls last Friday night with Ilford Ilfosol-3. What kind of developer do you all use to process your Kodak Tri-X? Please let me know if there’s something better. When I was in school I used Kodak D-76 because it was cheap, but now I kind of like the liquid mix. I think it’s a little easier to mix. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Nice man.. good to see you developing again :)
I also used to use D76 back when so when I started back up again in Jan. I got X-Tol. Similar to D76, powder, easy to mix, slightly tighter results imo (but then again it was along time since I used D76). After I went through that I thought I’d give HC-110 a shot. I’ve only developed 2 rolls in it so far, but I’m liking it. Easy to mix up the syrup for a one-shot and you got a bunch of different dilutions you can use depending on what your after. Dil B (1:31) if your in a hurry, or H (1:63) if you don’t wanna be changing fluids in 90mph :), for instance. Very easy to use and looks good. I won’t give a final verdict over X-Tol until I’ve put some more rolls through tho.