Ewesly / Holographic Formulae / Kodak D-8

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Stock Solution

90 g Sodium Sulfite
45 g Hydroquinone
37.5 g Sodium Hydroxide
30 g Potassium Bromide
One litre water
Dilute two parts developer with one part water. (Yes, that's right, 2:1.)

Development time

One-half to two minutes

Temperature: 20C                        Agitation: Constant.

A high-energy developer that can be used for reflection holograms, albeit a bit noisier than developers especially designed for holography.

Primary recommendation

A good one to start with on BB-640 and BB-520 plates.

Storage life: Undiluted developer can last for months in tightly stoppered bottle; diluted working solution dies in 24 hours.


Photo Lab Index, Lifetime Edition, Morgan and Morgan, Inc., Dobbs Ferry, New York.