Paterson Aculux?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by mr. chip, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. mr. chip

    mr. chip Guest

    Hello everyone.

    Can anyone who has used Aculux share their experiences with it? What are
    it's characteristics? I've used ID11/D76 in the past and have more recently
    been using Xtol. How does it compare to those?


    mr. chip, Nov 3, 2004
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  2. I used it some last spring. It's a fine-grain developer that does not
    give very high speeds. It's a little sharper than D-76 with similar
    grain and speed. What films are you using most?
    Uranium Committee, Nov 4, 2004
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  3. mr. chip

    mr. chip Guest

    Pan F, Plus X, Acros, and SFX mainly.

    Neopan 400 or Delta 3200 if I need the speed, Konica or Maco if I fancy a
    bit of infrared.

    And in medium format wherever I can.

    Any experiences with the other Paterson developers would be appreciated too.
    I'm clueless about them.

    mr. chip, Nov 4, 2004
  4. FX-39 is designed for Ilford Delta films, and offers a little more
    contrast, but less shadow speed, than Acutol. For conventional films,
    Acutol is preferable. Aculux-2 is the fine-grain developer. I can send
    you my personalized development times if you'd like. The ones supplied
    by Paterson are horribly inaccurate, as are the times supplied by many
    Uranium Committee, Nov 4, 2004
  5. mr. chip


    Sep 15, 2008
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    Hi there, I'd be interested in that list of dev. times if you've still got it. I've had some experience in a dark room before, but i've just lost mine at school so I took the plunge and built one up at home.

    Unfortunately i'm at a loss concerning dev. times on anything slightly out of the ordinary film-wise; by that I mean pushing/pulling. I'm using Aculux 2.

    Any help would be much appreciated. :)
    Sprogg, Sep 15, 2008
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