Please support mflenses.com if you need any graphic related work order it from us, click on above banner to order!

SearchSearch MemberlistMemberlist RegisterRegister ProfileProfile Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages Log inLog in

Brown Developer
View previous topic :: View next topic  

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:32 am    Post subject: Brown Developer Reply with quote

I haven't developed film in 15 years before I picked it back up a month ago. So this question may be just inexperience. I got a one-gallon bag of Dektol and mixed it per the instructions. As soon as the Dektol touched the water, it turned brown. Is that supposed to happen? The D-76 stays clear. 24 hours later and the developer looks like moderately steeped tea.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's only one way to find out! Smile

I remember using a brown developer many many years ago. I don't remember its name, it wasn't Dektol I think, and I'd bet it's way out of production now, but I don't remember ever having to trash any film with it.

Oh, and wear rubber gloves if you don't want stained as well as stinky fingers! Smile