The Highlights and Shadows of Kodak Xtol BE Developer by Leslie Lazenby Kodaks’s Xtol film developer is my go-to film developer, I think. KODAK PROFESSIONAL Developer, Characteristics, Use With These KODAK PROFESSIONAL Films. XTOL Developer. Suitable for most professional. Bergger Panchro @ in Kodak XTOL Stock. 11 minutes, 45 seconds at 24°C/°F. 10 seconds of agitation every minute. in Xtol stock at 75F By.

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For further details see delivery estimates in cart. It never fails me. It is a pain to mix. The remaining dry chemicals keep much better than mixed developer although the mixed solution keeps at least 2 months if stored properly.

So far it has worked great for me.

In Stock Update Location close. Xtol is my favorite developer for black-and-white film. Negatives come out sharp and with very little grain. I mix full strength and dilute just prior to use. Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value.

I really am pleased with the results – good tone separation, fine grain, high accutance and it doesn’t stain I have to use the bathroom for developing and appreciate this quality.

Wash your film in developing temp water before pouring in developer. Back View Show More Less. Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank L.

Recipes & dev times using Developer Kodak XTOL

Rated 5 out of 5 by bmw from Great Economical Developer I don’t develop lots of black and white film so 5 liters is more than I can use before it would go bad. Order in the next 0: It works well stock but gives beautiful results up to 1: So even though Kodak does not recommend it, I mix one liter at a time.


It can be a bit difficult to mix at first but it is worth the effort. For me it consistently produces finer grain and can be used with a wide variety of film. In fact, I prefer it.

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Keep shaking it until it’s really completely dissolved. I get lower contrast than D76 better for scanningsmooth gradations, good shadow and highlights.

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Images are not particularly contrasty which preserves the maximum amount of detail in both highlights and shadows and can easily be increased in the printing process. Really let it sit a while and look for tiny un-dissolved particles.

Kodak Professional XTOL Black and White Film Developer

I tend to use it diluted 1: I routinely use it ,odak push HP5 3 stops and Delta 2 stops with great results. Since I work overseas, it’s good to have a developer that’s not very sensitive to questionable water supplies, heat, etc.

Produces fine grain and high sharpness. Provides more emulsion speed shadow detail than most developers for normal and push processing. It’s basically self-exhausting, too, so it’s hard to overdevelop. Kodak Professional XTOL is a two-part powder developer suitable for most professional black and white films. Also once mixed and stored in airtight bottles, the developer stays good for months. It also has a great shelf life. Doesn’t raise grain in finer grained film. Gives a great tonal range if you got the exposure right.


FilmDev | Recipes & dev times using Developer Kodak XTOL

Be the first to review this item. Rated 4 out of 5 by James from Excellent! The only drawback is the packages make 1. See any errors on this page? Rated 4 out of 5 by Mimetic from The best developer for BW film!

The results are as good or better than what I got with HC which I used for years. Place your order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 and your order will ship the same day.

It takes about a year for me to use a 5 liter batch and I see no negative effects. It is an ascorbic acid-based developer, which yields a very high image quality at full emulsion speed.

I don’t worry so much about my health using it and I also don’t worry about pouring it into the drain. International orders are processed the next shipping day.

Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Can also be used to replenish working-strength developer Does not contain hydroquinone. This is my favorite developer.

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