As long as I’ve been using view cameras I’ve heard about Pyro developers. I wasn’t as interested at first but over the past 5-6 months I’ve done a lot of reading about it and after seeing how cheap it is to mix yourself I’ve decided to commit to it and buy the raw chemicals for Pyrocat-HD. Since Sandy King has stated on various forums that it’s actually easier, and more stable, to mix the ‘A’ solution in Propylene Glycol I’ve opted to do this first: people usually migrate to Glycol after a year or two so I’m just jumping the gun a bit.
I’ll probably share my personal test results but I’m not going to go down the sensitometry route, I’m not interested in that, nor do I have the time for it.
Up until now I’ve only ordered the chemicals, but I can’t wait to start experimenting with a completely new film/developer combo. The new film I’ll be using with the Pyrocat is the new Adox CHS 100 II from FOTOIMPEX in Germany.
Pyro might not be anything new to the world of photography but it’s new to me and I can’t wait.