Glycin in Oz?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Murray, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Murray

    Murray Guest

    Just tried to order some glycin from Vanbar but they
    tell me it's no longer available and they sre not
    going to stock more.

    I suppose I can't blame them in a way, what with
    the swing to digital, but it means that much more
    hassle importing if I can't find a local source.

    Anyone know ot another source in Oz? Please???

    Murray
     
    Murray, Jul 2, 2008
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  2. Murray

    Mark Thomas Guest

    Nope, but according to:
    http://silvergrain.com/labs/Glycin?title=Glycin

    You might want to write to:
    Photographers Formulary
    P.O. Box 950
    Condon, MT 59826

    And see if they have any Oz distributors.

    Failing that, you could try contacting:
    http://www.alles-foto.de/
    Sorry, I don't know if there is a translation, but this site was
    mentioned on photo.net as another supplier. Beyond that, I'd maybe just
    whack in a saved Ebay search on the basis that you might get lucky, or
    look for an alternative if there is one.
     
    Mark Thomas, Jul 2, 2008
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  3. Murray

    Murray Guest

    Thanks Mark, I put up a similar cry on APUG and one
    of 2 replies was from Formulary. So, there you go.

    They will quote me on P&P. I had planned to order
    100g but it seems that as it goes 'off' quickly
    that much might be a waste of $$.

    I picked up the German site too in a google, but
    even my translating skills weren't sufficient to
    get me to the place. Sometimes the germans don't
    distinguish clearly between glycin and glycine
    the amino acid, 'tis said.

    I thought maybe someone knew of a local source.
    Was worth the try.
    Thanks
    Murray
     
    Murray, Jul 3, 2008
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  4. Murray

    Mark Thomas Guest

    Just curious, why Glycin and not Metol..? It's not really my area of
    expertise, but I understood that the reason for glycin's disappearance
    is simply that it was expensive to produce, yet is really no different
    (performance wise) to (weak) Metol...
     
    Mark Thomas, Jul 4, 2008
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  5. Murray

    k Guest

    | Murray wrote:
    | > Thanks Mark, I put up a similar cry on APUG and one
    | > of 2 replies was from Formulary. So, there you go.
    | >
    |
    | Just curious, why Glycin and not Metol..? It's not really my area of
    | expertise, but I understood that the reason for glycin's disappearance
    | is simply that it was expensive to produce, yet is really no different
    | (performance wise) to (weak) Metol...


    glycin =
    'normal' activity
    *very* low fog, thus suitable for really long dev times
    normal to soft tonal range
    fine grain dev

    metol =
    'high' mactivity
    moderate fog
    very low contrast
    fine grain dev
     
    k, Jul 4, 2008
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  6. Murray

    Murray Guest

    FX2 and some others (eg GSD-10 by Jay de Fehr).
    I usually prefer stand and semi stand development.
     
    Murray, Jul 23, 2008
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