KODAK POLYMAX FINE ART

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Eros Antonellini, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Eros Antonellini

    Dan Quinn Guest

    Are you sure D76 has bromide? I use print developer one shot and
    have found that the fog level varies from paper to paper. The paper
    you use may need no bromide.
    Like I say though, I compound all my own chemistry and use it
    one-shot. Dan
     
    Dan Quinn, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. D72 is a print developer, which has bromide. D76 has no restrainer.
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Aug 30, 2004
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  3. Eros Antonellini

    BertS Guest

    Thanks, I am curious about image tone.

    Bert
     
    BertS, Aug 30, 2004
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  4. Eros Antonellini

    BertS Guest

    No, it doesn't. I was thinking of image tone in papers developed in D72 and
    threw in D76 without thinking.

    Bert
     
    BertS, Aug 30, 2004
    #24
  5. About the only thing you can do is test it yourself with your paper, you
    exposure and development practices, the lighting you use on the prints
    when viewing them, etc.

    The worst lighting is usually fluorescent lights. I used to work in an
    office building with lots of 4-tube fixtures. The phosphor they used in
    the fixtures at any time was whatever was cheapest. So any one fixture
    could have up to 4 different colors in it.

    I took some prints and was walking down the hall to show a friend the
    difference between the same negative printed on the same paper with D-72,
    D-72 with benzotriazole instead of KBr, and Ansco 113. Before I even got
    to his office, I could see changes in print color depending what lights I
    was near.

    Now under the incandescent lamp in my darkroom, I liked the Amidol and the
    D-72 with bzt prints better than the straight D-72 one (which had an
    olive-greenish tint to the blacks). But under some fluorescent lamps, I
    could not tell the difference, and under others, the difference was more
    pronounced than under incandescent lamps. The paper, IIRC, was Ilfobrom,
    but it might have been Galerie.
     
    Jean-David Beyer, Aug 30, 2004
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