Kodak XTOL B&W Film Developer 5Ltr - Powder

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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


Form: Powder
Size: 5L
Capacity: Up to 45 rolls
Perfect for: Stable performance; enhanced sharpness


Where we ship

When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Kodak XTOL B&W Film Developer Kit 5L today and dive back into the fun of B&W film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Jason G
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
Good Developer

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

Leigh Reke
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
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Best Kodak's developer

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.

Mike Govan
Sharing with the Film Community: No
Xtol developer

I use Ilford film, mainly FP4+ and Xtol is my standard developer.

Patrick S
Perfect for: Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
Ideal for developing different film types in same tank

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.