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Old 9th February 2024, 09:11 PM
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I have just received an email from Firstcall Photographic that they are selling 1 litre size bottles of this paper developer for £5 each whilst stocks last.
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That sounds a bit pricey!
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That's very cheap and at this price worth a try.

However, I've used it but I discovered that once the seal was broken, the stock solution seemed to oxidise very quickly. So be aware and take extra measures to prevent/reduce oxidation as much as possible.

https://www.firstcall-photographic.c...r-1-litre/p538
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TT have been out of business for I while. Their stock might be quite old now.
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That's very cheap and at this price worth a try.

However, I've used it but I discovered that once the seal was broken, the stock solution seemed to oxidise very quickly. So be aware and take extra measures to prevent/reduce oxidation as much as possible.

https://www.firstcall-photographic.c...r-1-litre/p538
One of the reasons I stick to Ilford MG, another being it is about 1/3rd cheaper
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That sounds a bit pricey!
Not according to the price at AG Photographic, £30.00p there.

https://www.ag-photolab.co.uk/produc...e%20processing.


Correction $31.00p
https://www.ag-photolab.co.uk/produc...e%20processing
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Not according to the price at AG Photographic, £30.00p there.

https://www.ag-photolab.co.uk/produc...e%20processing.


Correction $31.00p
https://www.ag-photolab.co.uk/produc...e%20processing
I just had a look at this and another Tetenal paper develper, namely Eukobrom which is over £10 for 250ml so over £200 for 5 L .

Wow! At those prices what does/did Tetenal paper developers do that no-one else's can?

If it is of any interest Eukobrom was the developer that AG was giving away some 6-7 years ago in 250ml and I wrote about my experience then which was at best "mixed" Look it up with the search tool under Tetenal Eukobrom

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[QUOTE=Mike O'Pray;151792]......At those prices what does/did Tetenal paper developers do that no-one else's can? ................


Hello Mike. Perhaps they are now considered collectors items, just like an original bottle of Rodinal.
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Not according to the price at AG Photographic, £30.00p there.

https://www.ag-photolab.co.uk/produc...e%20processing.


Correction $31.00p
https://www.ag-photolab.co.uk/produc...e%20processing
Hence my reason for sticking with Ilford.
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......At those prices what does/did Tetenal paper developers do that no-one else's can? ................


Hello Mike. Perhaps they are now considered collectors items, just like an original bottle of Rodinal.
Frankly that can be the only reason as I see it. When I pay a form of collector's premium for a product that does no more than another than does as much at a fraction of the price then I've left instructions for the wife to shoot me

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