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Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent - Makes 5 Gallon

B&H # KOHC5G Mfr # 5160338
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You Pay: $5.95

Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent promotes the removal of fixer from films and fiber-base papers to shorten wash times and make washing at lower wash-water temperatures practical.

Dilute 1 part stock solution to 4 parts water

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KodakHypo Clearing Agent
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent reactions (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing (15)
    • Printing (9)
    • Photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    4.0

    Needed it.

    By Bradley

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Developing

        Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

        Needed it, bought it, using it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Saves Water for You

        By aquaorange

        from las vegas, nv

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

              Saves you tons of water if you use this.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Hypo clearing agent

              By OregonJim

              from Oregon

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Reactions

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Developing

                Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                It has always worked well for me. Greatly shortens rinse times.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Essential part of my darkroom for years.

                By SET Man

                from NYC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Reactions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Developing
                  • Photography
                  • Printing

                  Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                  For over 20 years I have been using the good old Kodak Hypo clearing agent in it's signature yellow package. It is an essential part of my B&W darkroom.

                  My only wish is that Kodak would make a 1 liter package like back than.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Does what it's supposed to do

                  By CJ

                  from Columbia, MD

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                  Great job in reducing washing times, went from 20 minutes to 5.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Product I Have Been Using For 40 Years.

                  By Ed

                  from NYC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Fiber Print Processing
                  • Printing

                  Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                  I use Kodak HCA to reduce wash times and insure that there will be no stains when I tone prints. It is easy to mix from powder and adds very little time to print processing. It is not recommended for Pyro processing of film.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  reliable chemistry

                  By Sinisterbabe

                  from Utica, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Reactions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Developing

                    Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                    1:4 mixture with water

                    I have used this product consistently for many years. It has never failed and always performs up to par.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Will definitly buy again

                    By Ruba

                    from Nevada

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Reactions
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Developing
                      • Printing

                      Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                      WORKS BEST AND COST LESS

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I always use this with FB paper!

                      By Eleni1467

                      from Quebec, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Cleaned

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Printing

                        Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                        Easy to mix. Saves water & time!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Always good

                        By Donkee

                        from Mid-Michigan

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • High Quality

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Developing

                        Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                        I'll always use Kodak chemistry, well till they close their doors I will anyway.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Convenient and reliable

                        By Ed

                        from Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Convenient
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Archival processing
                          • Developing
                          • Enlarging
                          • Photography
                          • Printing

                          Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                          I use Kodak Hypo Clear in archival processing of analog prints and large format negatives.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Save Water

                          By Young at heart

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Developing
                              • Printing

                              Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                              A "must use" to save water when rinsing prints or films.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Does what it says

                              By mike

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Archival prints
                              • Consistent Reactions

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Developing
                                • Photography
                                • Printing

                                Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                                Good hypo wash. Makes prints more archival. gets the fixer out. clumps up pretty fast when you are mixing, so make sure to continuously stir the stuff when you are mixing

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Does the job

                                By Plexi

                                from Milwaukee

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Reactions

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Developing
                                  • Printing

                                  Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                                  I tried for a while to get by without this stuff, but had to spend too much time wiping off negatives before putting them in the enlarger. It's worth it.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Good value hypo

                                  By DuckDuckNINJA

                                  from Richmond, VA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easily Cleaned

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Developing

                                    Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                                    Just started home developing and this is my first hypo. Can't say much about except the value and convenience. Can be made into 1 gallon for easy storage and diluted before use.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Clears the pink, reduces wash time

                                    By GSY

                                    from Casper, WY

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photography

                                        Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                                        Clears the pink from film, reduces the time required for final wash

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Dependable Product

                                        By ZugPhoto

                                        from Washington, D.C.

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Does the job

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Developing

                                        Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                                        What can you say about Hypo Clearing Agent except that it is a vital part of film processing. Saves H2O and gets rid of all of that fixer. I just wish Kodak still made it in the smaller size.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        good stuff

                                        By jabstick

                                        from Norcal

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Reactions

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Developing

                                          Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                                          saves water.
                                          saves time.

                                          i've heard that its not necessary for standard films, but oh well.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Hard to find supplies

                                          By In the Dark

                                          from Central Kentucky

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Developing

                                              Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                                              A necessity for darkroom dinosaurs. Thanks for keeping these chemicals available.

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                                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Kodak HCA and platinum prints

                                              By Dr. Roy

                                              from Shreveport, LA

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent Reactions
                                              • Easy to use
                                              • Long shelf life

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Printing

                                                Comments about Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent:

                                                It's not just for silver prints and film! You can use HCA to clear platinum, palladium, and Ziatype palladium prints. Two sequential 5-10 minute immersions (depending on the thickness of the paper) in HCA removes the unused iron salts as effectively as the traditional and time-consuming EDTA and citric acid baths, and in much less time than these treatments, so you finish sooner and your paper doesn't come apart as badly. If you're using one of those fine-art stocks that looks more like poster board, you may have to use longer times. HCA is also less toxic.

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