Develper for Polaroid 55... ? Possible?

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by iczek, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Hi
    I have some problem with two boxes of my Polaroid 55. Boxes are overrated and chemicals in pods are not spread enough to develop the negative.
    I would like to find developing formula to develop negative with no 545 holder.
    I want to cut out negative and try to develop it separately.
    The problem is - what developer should I use...? How long?
    Any experience..? Any idea...?
  2. It has been done. try a google search.
    some folks believe it's kodak panatomic x film, that should get you started.
  3. I put one negative into Xtol (1:1) for 3-4 minutes. It works. Than I put it into standard fixer and the negative is fine but very thin.
    I will work with this developer more later...
    The time should me shorter I think...
  4. For XTOL 1:1 would be a good starter time at around 8 min -10 min!
    Cheers Armin
  5. I kept my Polaroid 55 in Xtol 1:1 for 9 minutes and effects are perfect..:)

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