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    DiXactol Pros and Cons ?

    I have just finished reading Barry Thornton's book EDGE OF DARKNESS, he seems real fond of his two bath DiXactol. I was wondering if anyone who has tried it what they thought of it, and some of the pros and cons . I am planning to try it, just woundering. Thanks Richard

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    Re: DiXactol Pros and Cons ?

    It pretty much works like he describes it in the book. I gives full film speed and restrains the highlights nicely. I did have some problems with edge marks at first but cured them by agitating the devloping tank like I was making a martini (old trick). I've only used the one-bath method. It works well with HP-5 and Fuji Acros.

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    Re: DiXactol Pros and Cons ?

    Is the formula for DiXactol available?

    Don Bryant

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    Re: DiXactol Pros and Cons ?

    Photog formulary sells the kits.

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    Re: DiXactol Pros and Cons ?

    You can still get the real DiXactol from Peter Hogan in the UK.
    JON. www.monochromephotography.com

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    Re: DiXactol Pros and Cons ?

    How do you pronounce the word ?

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    Re: DiXactol Pros and Cons ?

    Di-- Zac---tol
    JON.

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    Re: DiXactol Pros and Cons ?

    Thanks !

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    Re: DiXactol Pros and Cons ?

    Barry Thornton has a formula for a 2-Bath pyro developer here:

    http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Stain/stain.html

    Not sure if it is DiXactol... but I'll bet it is.

    andy

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