The Highlights and Shadows of Kodak Xtol BE Developer by Leslie Lazenby Kodaks’s Xtol film developer is my go-to film developer, I think. KODAK PROFESSIONAL Developer, Characteristics, Use With These KODAK PROFESSIONAL Films. XTOL Developer. Suitable for most professional. Bergger Panchro @ in Kodak XTOL Stock. 11 minutes, 45 seconds at 24°C/°F. 10 seconds of agitation every minute. in Xtol stock at 75F By.

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It can be a bit difficult to mix at first but it is worth the effort. I really am pleased with the results – good tone separation, fine grain, high accutance and it doesn’t stain I have to use the bathroom for developing and appreciate this quality.

In fact, I prefer it. I tend to use it diluted 1: Update Unrecognized Zip Code. It is a pain to mix. Really let it sit a while and look for tiny un-dissolved particles.

Please check your local sales tax laws. I mix full strength and dilute just prior to use. Doesn’t raise grain in finer grained film. Negatives come out sharp and with very little grain. The remaining dry chemicals keep much better than mixed developer although the mixed solution keeps at least 2 months if stored properly.

The results are as good or better than what I got with HC which I used for years.


International orders are processed the next shipping day. It’s basically self-exhausting, too, so it’s hard to overdevelop. It also has a great shelf life. This is my favorite developer. Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value. Rated 4 out of 5 xfol Mimetic from The best developer for BW film!

Kodak Xtol

Gives a great tonal range if you got the exposure right. So far it has worked great for me. For me it consistently produces finer grain and can be used with a wide variety of film. I routinely kdoak it to push HP5 3 stops and Delta 2 stops with great results. Keep shaking it until it’s really completely dissolved.

Kodak Professional XTOL is a two-part powder developer suitable for most professional black and white films. So even though Kodak does not recommend it, I mix one liter at a time. Rated 4 out of 5 by James from Excellent! Xtol is my favorite developer for black-and-white film. Provides more emulsion speed shadow detail than most developers for normal and push processing.

It xtool about a year for me to use a 5 liter batch and I see no negative effects. Be the first to review this item. It works well stock but gives beautiful results up to 1: Images are not particularly contrasty which preserves the maximum amount of detail in both highlights and shadows and can easily be increased in the printing process.


Since I work overseas, it’s good to have a developer that’s not very sensitive to questionable water supplies, heat, etc. Produces fine grain and high sharpness. Back View Show More Less. The only drawback is the packages make 1. See any errors on this page? Rated 5 out of 5 by bmw from Great Economical Developer I don’t develop lots of black and white film so 5 liters is more than I can use before it would go bad. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery kosak.

FilmDev | Recipes & dev times using Developer Kodak XTOL

For further details see delivery estimates in cart. Place your order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 kkodak your order will ship the same day. Also once mixed and stored in airtight bottles, the developer stays good for months.

Order xttol the next 0: I get lower contrast than D76 better for scanningsmooth gradations, good shadow and highlights. I don’t worry so much about my health using it and I xxtol don’t worry about pouring it into the drain.

Wash your film in developing temp water before pouring in developer. It is an ascorbic acid-based developer, which yields a very high image quality at full emulsion speed. Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank L.