Paper Negative Developers? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Hi! Based on an article in the Sept/Oct issue of View Camera, I've thought about trying D76 as a developer for paper negatives. However, in looking at a Kodak Dataguide, Dektol will develope 120 sheets of paper while D76 will develope approx. 16 8x10 sheets of film. So the question is how many sheets of paper will a gallon of D76 develope? How do you tell when the developer is near exhaustion? Or would it be best to use it as a one shot developer? Is there some way of 'taming' dektol, so it gives a less contrasty neg?

-- BeauSchwarz (ejschwarzjr@hotmail.cob), April 11, 2002

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