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Kodak Professional D-76 Film Developer (To Make 1 gal, 2019 Version)

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Kodak Professional D-76 Film Developer (To Make 1 gal, 2019 Version)
Key Features
  • Powder B&W Film Developer
  • Full Film Speed and Normal Contrast
  • Fine Grain and Good Shadow Detail
  • Suitable for Push Processing
Kodak Professional D-76 is a classic black and white film developer offering fine grain results along with full film speed, high shadow detail, and normal contrast. This powdered developer contains enough chemistry to make 1 gal of working solution, which can be used straight or diluted 1:1 for increased sharpness with slightly more graininess. The developer's ability to produce a long tonal scale with low fog also benefits its use for push processing.
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Kodak D-76 Overview

Kodak Professional D-76 is a classic black and white film developer offering fine grain results along with full film speed, high shadow detail, and normal contrast. This powdered developer contains enough chemistry to make 1 gal of working solution, which can be used straight or diluted 1:1 for increased sharpness with slightly more graininess. The developer's ability to produce a long tonal scale with low fog also benefits its use for push processing.

UPC: 041771058272

Kodak D-76 Specs

Chemistry TypeFilm Developer
Powder/LiquidPowder
Material Weight1 x 14.64 oz / 415 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.2 x 17.9 x 1.15"

Kodak D-76 Reviews

Old standby

By Philip
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

Always works. My only slight complaint is it would be easier to mix in a liquid version.

Good old D-76

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

Good old D-76 is always reliable for developing most films. Glad to find it at B&H because our local stores are out of it for some reason, so...good old B&H !

D-76 a versatile developer

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-31

D-76 is a great all round film and paper developer. It will develop film with good contrast, sharpness and detail. It is economical and when purchased as a powder, it will last almost indefinitely. It is not a super fine grain developer, but it will give full emulsion speed from your film weather it be Kodak, Ilford 100 to 400 ISO. I keep D-76 packages in the fridge and use it for most all my films and papers. I have used powder over 12 years old without any apparent degradation. No special handling procedures needed. Do not breathe powder dust when mixing. A great and versatile product and easy to obtain.

Old School Chemistry

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-15

I used Kodak chemistry in the 70's when Kodak was a thriving company. It's nice to know some things haven't changed. D-76 and Microdol-X were my main film chemistry although I wish the Kodak brand would bring back Microdol-X. I have started developing B&W film again and have been pleased with D-76. This developer is very stable with good latitude. Highly recommended!

Easy and consistent

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-09

I like powder developers for their long shelf life, and I appreciate the convenience of single-step dissolving. With the possible exception of multi-stop push processing, D-76 has been my go-to developer for decades.

D76

By Vince
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

I keep my stock of D76 film developer ready for the next batch of 4x5 film. I do a lot of pinhole photography and develop four sheets at a time in a Stearman tank.

Developer D76 Erratic results

By Alen
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-25

This standard and popular developer gave erratic results for no reason at all. I hope it's not failing as DEKTOL 1 gal powder has had problems with aged chemicals being used by the fabricator in 2019-202, resulting in the solution being dark brown in color and not pale straw as normal.

Excellent product!

By Jerry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-16

Have been using this for a long time and always have perfect results.

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Asked by: J
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Asked by: bill
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Answered by: Robert
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How many rolls can it develop in total?

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Asked by: Mandeep
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Answered by: Constantine
Date published: 2022-09-12

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Are you able to make 1 liter at a time or do you need to make the entire gallon all at once?
Asked by: Chris
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Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2022-10-22

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Asked by: Juan Carlos
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Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-01-04

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Asked by: Julia B.
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Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-09-12
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