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    Re: Ilfotec LC29 or Ilfosol 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beevo View Post
    Would gassing the bottle with nitrogen before capping it after use be of an advantage?

    Bill V
    Yes.

    Anything that excludes oxygen from the bottle improves shelf life.

    However, beware, Ilfosol 3 suffers from sudden death syndrome - all seems fine and then nothing at all.

    To make matters worse, there is no colour change either to give you a clue.


    I'm not saying there is anything wrong with Ilfosol, if you use it frequently but if you only use it very occasionally, other options might be more suitable.

    Martin

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    Re: Ilfotec LC29 or Ilfosol 3?

    I quit using Ilfosol 3 years ago because once you open the bottle, you've got a few weeks at most to finish it up.
    Now, I use Formulary's FA-1027, which lasts at least a year, no matter now much/little there is left in the opened bottle. Superb negatives every time. Why more people don't use FA-1027 I will never know. Maybe it's just been too obscure?

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    Re: Ilfotec LC29 or Ilfosol 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulbarden View Post
    I quit using Ilfosol 3 years ago because once you open the bottle, you've got a few weeks at most to finish it up.
    Now, I use Formulary's FA-1027, which lasts at least a year, no matter now much/little there is left in the opened bottle. Superb negatives every time. Why more people don't use FA-1027 I will never know. Maybe it's just been too obscure?
    Isn't this developer also known as Clayton F76+ or Arista Premium Liquid? Moreover, a Clayton rep claimed that DD-X is a clone of it on APUG a few years ago. If all of that is true, collectively I'd say these products are quite popular.

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    Re: Ilfotec LC29 or Ilfosol 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bormental View Post
    Isn't this developer also known as Clayton F76+ or Arista Premium Liquid? Moreover, a Clayton rep claimed that DD-X is a clone of it on APUG a few years ago. If all of that is true, collectively I'd say these products are quite popular.
    Nothing I have read on the Web provides incontrovertible evidence that these three developers are the exact same product. From what I can find, it seems like it's all speculation. But neither can I state that they are not the same product.

    Addendum: I just read Freestyle's listing for Clayton F76+ and the Clayton MSDS sheet. Freestyle states that this is a "hypoallergenic" product, and yet Clayton shows that it contains Hydroquinone, a known skin irritant. Freestyle also calls this a "phenidone based developer" when in fact the MSDS sheet states it is equal parts Phenidone and Hydroquinone.

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