KODAK PROFESSIONAL XTOL Developer is a two-part powder developer for processing KODAK and other manufacturers’ normally exposed, pushed, or pulled black-and-white films.
It offers full emulsion speed and easy mixing, and can be used as both a developer and a replenisher in a variety of equipment, from small tanks, trays, or rotary tubes to high-volume processors.
Long storage life, great performance and strong detail - an outstanding two-part film developer.
For developing times across multiple films please check the MassiveDevChart here
You can download the full X-Tol tech sheet here
|Up to 45 rolls
|Stable performance; enhanced sharpness
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Have been using this for many years, it’s a great developer and relatively environmentally ok.
I always use it 1+1. You have to make it in 5L but i decant into old 1L tonic bottles which I can squeeze the air out of .
I have until now been using ID-11 or Rodinal but was working with a film that had times for development with X-Tol and I needed some new developer.
It takes a bit of mixing but as long as you have a big enough bucket and storage its great I will be back for more.
Photo was of AGFA 400asa developed 1+1 for 8.5
This one used to be the best developer made by Kodak. And still it is - works great with regular BnW and tabular grain films. Not the easiest one to work with but definitely worth taking a try.
I use Ilford film, mainly FP4+ and Xtol is my standard developer.
When out and about I usually carry a 120 film camera loaded with 3200asa ilford or Tmax and a 35 mm camera loaded with Ilford 400asa HP5 and at the end of the day I find that with xtol, because the development times are the same for both types of film, I can load the two different exposed films together in the same tank and develop, all in one go (saving a lot of time and effort ! I find the results to be just as good, in terms of detail and tonality, as with my usual Tmax developer which requires different development times for the two films. I have no trouble mixing the developer and even though I make up the whole 5L in one go I find the storage time of this is well over 4 months - I store it in 4 x 1.25 L collapsible opaque bottles. So it suits my photographic habits very well and I strongly recommend it for high speed films where shadow detail is at a premium.