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.
- Powder B&W Film Developer
- Full Film Speed and Normal Contrast
- Fine Grain and Good Shadow Detail
- Suitable for Push Processing
Kodak D-76 Overview
Kodak D-76 Specs
|Chemistry Type||Film Developer|
|Material Weight||1 x 14.64 oz / 415 g|
|Package Weight||0.95 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||19.2 x 17.9 x 1.15"|
Kodak D-76 Reviews
Always works. My only slight complaint is it would be easier to mix in a liquid version.
Good old D-76
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Have been using this for a long time and always have perfect results.
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