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Kodak Dektol Developer (Powder) for Black & White Paper - Makes 5 Gallon

B&H # KOD5G Mfr # 1464734
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You Pay: $25.95

Kodak's Dektol is a standard developer for tray processing Dektol Developer produces neutral or cold tones with cold-tone papers, and warm tones with warm- tone papers

Dektol  offers high capacity and a uniform development rate.

Also for use with some films

Dilute 1 part concentrate with 2 parts water

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KodakDektol Developer (Powder)
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Consistent reactions (5)

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    Best Uses

    • Developing (4)
    • Photography (4)
    • Printing (4)
    • Enlarging (3)
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      • Pro photographer (3)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    The Old Standard Still Works Well

    By Dan

    from California

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about Kodak Dektol Developer (Powder):

          For many decades, Dektol has been the go to workhorse paper developer. It still is. It's economical, neutral, fast working, dependable, and with slow oxidation and no staining. I break up these large containers into small bottle and mix them as needed.

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          5.0

          I love this developer!

          By Travis

          from Topeka, KS

          Comments about Kodak Dektol Developer (Powder):

          I use this developer a lot. I like it.

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          5.0

          bang up

          By from Clemson

          from Clemson, SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Reactions

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            Best Uses

            • Developing
            • Enlarging
            • Photography
            • Printing

            Comments about Kodak Dektol Developer (Powder):

            the number one paper developer

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            5.0

            Practical for school lab

            By King's College

            from Wilkes-Barre,Pa

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Reactions

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Developing
            • Enlarging
            • Photography
            • Printing

            Comments about Kodak Dektol Developer (Powder):

            Dektol is used in a collge film lab. Large quantity results in less frequent mixing of stock solution.

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            Economic all purpose paper developer

            By Naomi

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Reactions

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing
              • Enlarging
              • Photography
              • Printing

              Comments about Kodak Dektol Developer (Powder):

              This developer is a standard, and is capable of yielding a variety of results depending on dilution or developer additives.

              The main downside is the hassle of mixing powder chemistry. Some elements of the powder are very slow to dissolve. Always use proper ventilation, gloves and mask.

              Don't be concerned about making such a large volume. As long as your storage containers are completely full, it will last a long time. For my personal darkroom, I use 4 large bottles and several small, single use bottles. The 8,16 or 32 oz bottles are great for a single printing sessions and alleviate the need for measuring. Simply empty, and fill with water twice for a 1:2 ratio. As the small bottles are emptied, I refill from the gallon size. WIth this method, my bottles are always full and there is much less risk of oxidation.

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              5.0

              Im going to continue to buy this product

              By AC

              from Denville, NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Kodak Dektol Developer (Powder):

              i love this developer and im going to continue to buy and use it for the rest of my life...

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Rick Levine

              from Santa Fe, NM

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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              • Consistent Reactions

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Printing

              Comments about Kodak Dektol Developer (Powder):

              I have used Dektol for over 45 years and will continue to do so.

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              5.0

              Dektol Developer (Powder) by Kodak

              By Gman

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Consistent Reactions

              Cons

              • Powder fumes

              Best Uses

              • Developing
              • Photography

              Comments about Kodak Dektol Developer (Powder):

              We use this product for our photography students. We mix it at a 1:1 ratio to help with the longevity of the product and still produces a great turnout! Our lab tech likes mixing the 5 gallon, feels like they're mixing a brew!

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