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Thread: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

  1. #21

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    Re: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

    Update: I have received a response from KA stating that they will ship me a replacement product soon.

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    Re: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

    It's a shame that Kodak should have had such troubles with XTOL, as I think that it's a great developer. When I worked at Kodak and XTOL was new, we tested it against our then-standard developers (for several specific and long-running research applications). It was a big improvement over D-76 1:1, and we switched over in short order. And after that, all my personal small-format work was processed in XTOL 1:1 (until I gave up 35mm film in about 2010). If I didn't use Pyrocat for sheet film, XTOL would be my choice. I just hope that these troubles don't drive photographers away from a superior film developer.

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    Re: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

    Kodak Alaris is shipping replacement packages for the suspect batch.
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    Re: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    The concern is that this may be a re-occurrence of the problem that Kodak had with the smaller Xtol packages years ago, with the package seal failing and allowing moisture to get in.
    It was not just the smaller packages, it was also with the 5 litre packages. Somehow they keep leaving that part out whenever the topic comes up.
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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