The Highlights and Shadows of Kodak Xtol BE Developer by Leslie Lazenby Kodaks’s Xtol film developer is my go-to film developer, I think. KODAK PROFESSIONAL Developer, Characteristics, Use With These KODAK PROFESSIONAL Films. XTOL Developer. Suitable for most professional. Bergger Panchro @ in Kodak XTOL Stock. 11 minutes, 45 seconds at 24°C/°F. 10 seconds of agitation every minute. in Xtol stock at 75F By.

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The remaining dry chemicals keep much better than mixed developer although the mixed solution keeps at least 2 months if stored properly. Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank L.

Doesn’t raise grain in finer grained film. For me it consistently produces finer grain and can be used with a wide variety of film. Negatives come out sharp and with very little grain.

I routinely use it to push HP5 3 stops and Delta 2 stops with great results. Images are not particularly contrasty which preserves the maximum amount of detail in both highlights and shadows koodak can easily be increased in the printing process.

Kodak Xtol

I really am pleased with the results – good tone separation, fine grain, high accutance and it doesn’t stain I have to use the bathroom for developing and appreciate this quality. This is my favorite developer. Since I work overseas, it’s good to have a developer that’s not very sensitive to questionable water supplies, heat, etc. I tend to use it diluted 1: Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value.


Kodak Professional XTOL is a two-part powder developer suitable for most professional black and white films. It’s basically self-exhausting, too, so it’s hard to overdevelop.

Rated 4 out of 5 by Mimetic from The kidak developer for BW film! So far it has worked great for me. It is an ascorbic acid-based developer, which yields a very high image quality at full emulsion speed.

FilmDev | Recipes & dev times using Developer Kodak XTOL

In Stock Update Location close. Please check your local sales tax laws. International orders are processed the next shipping day. Xtoo 5 out of 5 by bmw from Great Economical Developer I don’t develop lots of black and white film so 5 liters is more than I can use before it would go bad. Can also be used to replenish working-strength developer Does not contain hydroquinone.

It also has a great shelf life.

Gives a great tonal range if you got the exposure right. See any errors on this page?


Back View Show More Less. Provides more emulsion speed shadow detail than most developers for normal and push processing.

B&W Film Processing

For further details see delivery estimates in cart. Wash your film in developing temp water before pouring in developer. Keep shaking it until it’s really completely dissolved.

I mix full strength and dilute just prior to use. In fact, I prefer it. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time.

Xtol – Wikipedia

Produces fine grain and high sharpness. Xtol is my favorite developer for black-and-white film. So even though Kodak does not recommend it, I mix one liter at a time. The results are as good or better than what I got with HC which I used for years. Be the first to review this ztol. It takes about a year for me to use a 5 liter batch and I see no negative effects.