Best Developer for Kodak Tri-X?

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Postby dennypurtee » Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:23 pm

You can buy or make D-76 or Dk76 for tri-x..
you can get the chemicals here on this URL...
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Re: Best Developer for Kodak Tri-X?

Postby Ornello » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:29 am

Julian Goldswain wrote:Hi all,

I cannot import Kodak Microdol x cost effectively, and would like to know what the next best developer is for Kodak Tri X
Any suggestions welcome

Julian Goldswain
Almost any popular film developer is suitable for Tri-X. D-76 is a good beginning point.

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Postby theeternalturtle » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:07 am

I love love love TMax developer. I've shot tri-x 400 many a time, and developed it with Tmax dev in a 1+4 dilution soup; its great. Contrasty negatives, but I like that.

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Postby foolscape » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:22 am

The word "best" is subjective. With that in mind, my choice for "normal" developing would be Clayton F76, or the CP Powder mentioned above. But I adore Formulary PMK for almost anything.

Where are you trying to import it to? If you're in Europe, Foma makes some fine developers (, as does Ilfor: ID-11 is a fine grain developer like Microdol-X. look at


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Postby David-F » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:17 pm


You can try the MICROFINE.
It's two bath developer, for make very interesting results
for 800 asa with normal contrast and fine granulation...

This developer made to the french company FRPC.

It's my first english... :roll:

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