Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Substituting Developer Starters?

  1. #1

    Substituting Developer Starters?

    Does anyone know if you can substitute C-41 Developer Starter for RA Developer Starter?

    Thanks,

    Thomas

  2. #2
    Andrew "The RedSun"
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    East Coast, USA
    Posts
    215

    Re: Substituting Developer Starters?

    As far as I know, they have somehow different ingredients. The starters are cheap...

  3. #3

    Re: Substituting Developer Starters?

    Yeah, I'm also pretty sure they are different. The C-41 starter has a peculiar odor that I don't think the starter has so instead of ruining a printing session I ordered a bottle yesterday. Only $5.25 for an 80oz bottle but $10 for UPS ground. This bottle I bought locally for $10.69 + CA tax but color chemistry is no longer available locally.

    Be careful of where you store chemistry! I had this bottle stored in the cabinet directly under the kitchen sink. When you run the hot water the temperature inside the cabinet rises and the salts had somehow evaporated from under the cap and left a thick coat of salt on the outside of the container.

    Thomas

  4. #4
    Andrew "The RedSun"
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    East Coast, USA
    Posts
    215

    Re: Substituting Developer Starters?

    Starters normally last for a long time. But heat certainly does it no good.

  5. #5
    bob carnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario,
    Posts
    4,560

    Re: Substituting Developer Starters?

    Thomas

    I am almost certain that you should not sub the two , I asked this question(fuji) when I found myself without one of them and they told me no.

Similar Threads

  1. Best LF book for starters?
    By koh303 in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 5-Mar-2014, 03:57
  2. Developer for FP4
    By Bill_1856 in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 21-Dec-2008, 01:10
  3. Film/developer/paper/developer combination
    By Sal Santamaura in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-May-2004, 21:53
  4. 150 mm or 210mm lens for starters
    By peter koning in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-Oct-2001, 01:43

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •