opening up a dkrm at home need help !

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  1. emi

    emi TPF Noob!

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    Hello Im planning on setting up a darkroom at home (B&W)
    But Im not sure what kind of chemical should I be buying
    I remember I was using D76 to develop film in my photography class. But
    I brought Kodak Dektol Developer yesterday. Is it the same or should I be buying others?
    Another question is:
    The chemical that are used to develop films, do you use that to produce prints as well?
    Could you kindly name the chemicals that I will be needing as well?

    Thank you very much!
     
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    There's a series of articles right here on TPF which will answer your request in considerable detail.

    Should you require clarification on anything covered in them, please feel free to PM me. I have some knowledge of the topics and techniques involved and will be glad to assist.
     
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    No, different names and different uses. D-76 is a very good general purpose film developer and useless for developing paper prints. Dektol is, with very very few exceptions, a print-only developer.
     
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    Hi thanks for the replies:)
    What kind of developer, stopper and fixer would you recommend me to use? for both print and film? Thanks loads
     
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    Parts III, IV & V in the series of articles right here on TPF which will answer your questions.
     
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    Hello~ im new to the forum. Does that mean I will have to pay to answer my questions in this forum? THanks;)
     
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