From the abandoned darkroom of my late father, I salvaged some chemicals in those old dark chemists flasks, that must be at least 50-60 years old. There was some brownish Metol, good-looking Hydroquinone, and some borax, along with lots of sulfite and hyposulfite.
I decided to try the old D-76 we used to make at home from these same chemicals 50 years ago. The formula is well-known. The developer came out slighty brownish. I tested it with a Delta 400 roll, a gift from a friend two years ago, for sure already expired when received. Just wanted to see it the chemicals would work at all. The camera for the test was the Spotmatic, with 50mmTessar and Takumars 28mm and 200mm.
Small boat in harbor
Abandoned fishing vessels, in Bella Vista area.
A foot race was on in the Rambla. Very warm afternoon, so the watering post was very busy. The street was littered with plastic bottles, but I was surprised to see a team coming just after the race and picking all the plastic refuse. This city is losing its character. I got a shot of the water guys and gals with the 200 mm.
Industrial landscape, La Teja oil refinery from Capurro area, quite overexposed negative.
The home-made D-76 seems workable, at least in stock solution. These chemicals have a long life!
I have no references to compare results and evaluate, because this is the first time I use Delta 400. I overexposed some shots on purpose; they came out really dense; my V600 scanner had a hard time penetrating the darkness. The soup seems powerful enough.
Next step, a test with Pan F+ which is a better known film. Stay tuned.