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D76: It's Variants & similar Formulæ


 

Metol

Phenidone

Sodium Sulphite 

Hydroquinone

Potassium Bromide

Borax

Boric Acid

Sodium Metaborate

Water to

D76 / ID11*

Kodak/Ilford

2


100

5


2



1 litre

ID11p**

Ilford Patent

2

100

5

3

3.5g Sodium tripolyphosphate

1 litre
D76a Kodak
2
100
5
2
14
1 litre

D76b

Kodak 

2.75


100

2.75


2.5



1 litre

D76c

Kodak

2


100

5


2


10mg KI

1 litre

D76d

Kodak

2


100

5


8

8


1 litre

D76F Kodak
2
100
5
20
1 litre
DK76 Kodak
2
100
5
2
1 litre

DK76b

Kodak

2


100





2

1 litre

DK76F Kodak
2
100
5
2-20
1 litre

KD28

Konica

2


100

5

0.4

8

8


1 litre

D76h #

Kodak

2.5


100

5


2

15


1 litre

D76 (Windisch) Kodak
2
100
5
8
1 litre

D76x

Kodak

2


100

5

0.125

2

15


1 litre

D89 Kodak
3
100
5
Pinacryptol green 1+500 5ml
1 litre

D103

Kodak

2


100

5

0.125

1

15


1 litre

EK Research FG Kodak
2
100
2
1.6 litres

FD22

Fuji

2.5


100

2.5


0.5


2

1 litre

SD20

Konica

1.5


100

3


0.5


2

1 litre

Agfa 44
Ansco 17
Agfa
Agfa Ansco
1.5
80
3
0.5
3
1 litre
Ansco 17M Agfa Ansco
1.5
80
3
0.5
2
1 litre
Gevaert 206 Gevaert
2
100
4
2
1 litre

Adox Borax MQ FR 2

Fotokemia

2


80

4

0.5

4



1 litre

FR 7

Fotokemia

2

100

5

3

5 Benzotriazole

1 litre

Agfa 19

Agfa/Orwo

2


100

5

0.5 - 1

2



1 litre

4-D

Defender

2.5

75

3

5

1 litre

H76 (D76H) Haist
2.5
100
2
1 litre


 









 

FG PQ 1 ##

Ilford


0.2

100

5

1

2

1


1 litre

FG PQ 2

Ilford


0.2

100

5

1

3

3.3


1 litre

FG PQ 3

Ilford


0.2

100

5

1

6.8

2.7

0.65g Sodium
Metabisulphite

1 litre

ID-68

Ilford


0.13

85

5

7

2


1 litre

FX-18

Crawley

 

0.1

100

6

1.6

2.5

 

0.35g Sodium
Metabisulphite

1 litre

FX-3

Crawley


0.75

75

7

2.5

 


1 litre

FX-4

Crawley

1.5

0.25

100

6

0.5

2.5

 


1 litre

DK20

Kodak

2

100

0.5

1g Potassium Thiocyanate

1 litre

D23 Kodak
7.5
100
1 litre
D25 Kodak
7.5
100
15g Sodium Metabisuphit
1 litre

 

 

Replenishers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D76 R
ID-11 R

Kodak/Ilford

3


100

7.5


20



1 litre

D76d R

Kodak

2.2


100

5.4


10

6.7


1 litre

Agfa 19 R

Agfa/Orwo

2.5


100

6


12



1 litre

4a-D

Defender

5

75

3

5

1 litre

FG PQ 1 Ra

Ilford


0.24

100

8


9

1


1 litre

FG PQ 1 Rb

Ilford


0.22

100

6.24


4

2.5


1 litre

ID-68 R

Ilford


0.22

85

8


10



1 litre

DK20 R

Kodak

7.5

100

1

5g Potassium Thiocyanate

1 litre

D25 R Kodak
10
100
20g Sodium Metaborate
1 litre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Defender 6, Foma FV3, Forte FD20, Foton N12, are the same formula as D76/ID-11, Agfa 19 has bromide added to the stock solution. May & Baker 320 is similar but unpublished..
** Ilford Patent - Reference developer - this is likely to be the commercial version of ID-11
D76a
was published in the BJP 26th Oct 1934
D76 (Windisch) Hans Windisch gives this version of D76 in his books - The New Photo School (English 1938) and Die Neu Foto Schule (German 1938/1944
DK76 Kodak also advocated replacing the Borak in D76 and it's replenisher with an equal quanity of Sodium Metaborate (Kodalk). Ansco/GAF did similar with Ansco 17M

Eastman Kodak Research -Fine Grain Developer published 1927, A.P., and 1928 BJP Almanac as Avoirdupois weights etc, it's not stated whether the Fl Oz are US or UK, see H76 (D76H).

DK76, D76F, DK76F etc - Kodak published alternative formulae for D76 in the late 1930's with recommended development times for increased Borak and also using Sodium Metaborate (Kodalk) instead, times were given for, 2, 5, 10 & 20 g/litre.

D25 R is the replenisher for D23 and D25

# D76h
should not be confused with the none official hypothetical "D76H", which is better called H76, proposed to Bill Troop by Grant Haist, is a slight variant of the 1927 Eastman Kodak Research Fine Grain developer.

*** Ansco 17 is also known as Agfa 17 in Ansco/GAF Formulary. The German Agfa/Orwo equivalent is Agfa/Orwo 44

ILFORD "FINE GRAIN PQ" VARIATIONS:
## FG PQ 1
is the original Kendall ID-11 PQ variation published in 1954
FG PQ 2 Axford & Kendall "PQ Fine Grain" (commercial developer), Replenishers: Ra - for Topping up, Rb for Bleed System.
FG PQ 3 Two part Powder variation of FG PQ 2, Part A contains the Phenidone, Hydroquinone, Boric Acid, Bromide and Metabisulphite, Part B the Sulphite & Borax & 3.5g Sodium tripolyphosphate.
FG PQ 1 & 2 may be the liquid & powder formulae for Ilford Autophen, this was a professional PQ photo-finishing developer available commercially in bulk quantities.