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Developing Times for Kodak Verichrome Pan

Note:  This film was introduced in 1956, an upgrade to the original Kodak Verichrome which first appeared in 1931.  It is now available only in 120 roll film.  Kodak’s data sheet is at http://www.kodak.com/cluster/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/f7/f7.shtml.

Ed Buffaloe’s Recommendations for Kodak Verichrome Pan

Developer

Dilution

Time

Temperature

E.I.

PMK

1:2:100

9 m

70 F

125

Pyrocat-HD

1:1:100

9 m

70 F

125

Comments:  For PMK continuous agitation for first 30 seconds, then 5 seconds (2 inversions) every 30 seconds thereafter.  For Pyrocat-HD agitation for first 30 seconds, then 10 seconds (4 inversions) every minute thereafter--very clean working.

FW’s Recommendations for Kodak Verichrome Pan

Developer

Dilution

Exposure

Time

Temperature

E.I.

D-76

Straight

N-1

6 m

20 C

80

D-76

Straight

N

7 m

20 C

125

D-76

Straight

N+1

10 m

20 C

250

Comments:  Agitation: constant for the first 30s, then 10s every 30s thereafter.  ...gives some beautiful tones.

John Welton’s Recommendations for Kodak Verichrome Pan

Developer

Dilution

Time

Temperature

E.I.

PMK

1:2:100

7 m

74 F

80

Rodinal

1:50

10 m

72 F

80

Comments:  PMK:  continuous agitation for 30 sec and one vigorous  inversion every 15 sec (see Gordon's PMK book).   Rodinal: continuous agitation for 30 sec, then 5 sec every 30 seconds  (two inversions). 

David Parmet’s Recommendations for Kodak Verichrome Pan

Developer

Dilution

Time

Temperature

E.I.

HC-110

1:14 (from stock)

8 m

68 F

80

Agitate for the first 30 seconds and twice every thirty seconds afterwards.  Beautiful stuff.  It’s basically 2X Dilution B.

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