Re: Question for Ryuji about Amidol

From: Gregory W Blank ^lt;>
Date: 04/03/04-02:16:58 PM Z
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Hey Sandy;

I am not Ryuji, but I have used PMK with a small ([ chemical spoon ] pinch)
with 500ml of mixed PMK. Using Amidol with very good success, I have done it
this way for many years, I bought 10 grams of Amidol about four years ago
and have yet to use perhaps 1/2. It works great to boost speed, I have not
seen grain increase in MF& LF negatives using HP5, Delta 400 & 100,

There is an Amidol water 2 bath developer I used it many moons ago.
It gave me some very accuatant negatives, but the poison qualities of Amidol
hold no particular interest to me, if you would like the formula I'll dig it

on 4/3/04 12:33 PM, Sandy King at wrote:

> Ryuji,
> LCSheen indicates the possibility of making perfect negatives for
> Pt/Pd with two minutes of development in Amidol, presumbably using a
> continuous tone fillm.
> Is this possible? And I wonder if you might comment on the use of
> Amidol as a film developer?
> My own knowledge of and experience with Amidol is very limited.
> Gordon Hutchings claims that the addition of a small amount of amidol
> to PMK will increase film speed. I tried this once and got no
> increase in film speed but I did get some big ugly grain.
> Sandy King
Received on Sat Apr 3 14:07:55 2004

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