Divided D23, The Perfect Film Developer?

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Hi all.

Does anyone have a copy of this 1989 view camera article in an emailable form? I'm pretty sure I want to use Divided D23 for my LF negs. Is anyone else using this developer? I'd love to do this by inspection. Any problems?

Thanks, as always.

-- Jeff Rivera (rivchap@ixpres.com), April 06, 2001


I use D-D23 in deep tanks or with roll film, both HP5+ and FP4+ and love it. Thanks to David Stein for turning me on to this developing process.David also sent me quite a bit of info regarding this process and formulas for mixing the developer. Unfortunatly I don't have them here at home. You might want to look for David F Steins email addy here on the board, he posts quite often. Maybe he can provide you with the info you are seeking.

-- William Levitt (Light-Zone@web.de), April 06, 2001.

I have the article. Send me an email.

-- Ed Buffaloe (edb@unblinkingeye.com), April 06, 2001.

If you are referring to the D-23 process with a second bath of 10% Kodalk only, I have been using it for ten years for LF negatives for platinum prints. Makes a wonderful long scale negative. If your final print will be silver, note that D-23 can block your highlights.

-- Joe Lipka (JoeLipka@compuserve.com), April 09, 2001.

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