Ilford Microphen is a fine grain film developer which gives an effective increase in film speed whilst retaining much of the grain characteristics associated with. And to make it even sweeter the Kodak equivalent, DK, is a developer I had never even heard of until now! According to the Ilford Product. Ilford powder developer for film processing makes great use of the film speed. This makes it ideal for high-speed films and their accelerated devel.

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They give extremely fine grained images which are to some extent independent of the nature of the negative emulsion used. Photo paper for every purpose: A high standard of cleanliness is required to avoid contamination of the developer and regular checks on activity are necessary.

It’s great and convenient. Kodak Microdol X is reckoned to be similar in action, a basic developer, main ingredients only metol and sodium sulphite, which is buffered it to a lower pH, possibly with sodium bisulphite.

Ilford Microphen Developer (Powder) for Black & B&H

One advantage of this type of formula is that no increase in exposure developeer necessary; another is that development times are not inconveniently long. But I once accidentally developed TMX for twice the appropriate time, believing that what I was processing was old, underexposed Tri-X. The TMX negs came out just fine.

Or should I leave it? Grain size is reduced and grain clumping is prevented because of the low alkalinity of the developer. Ilford FP4 roll film Content 1 piece. In Stock Update Location close.


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At any rate, they seem to be rather neglected developers, BUT when Perceptol was becoming unavailable 4. BKA Acufine film developer to make 1 gallon Content 0. Developerr other fine grain developers may be described in one of four categories as follows: Results have been OK, but I want something finer grained.

FilmDev | Recipes & dev times using Developer Ilford Microphen

Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Best developer out there. The negs were from my 6x6cm camera but looked as tho’ they’d come from 35mm. You get again contrast on point, no grain, and just overall a very pleasing and very printable negative as a result. Good shadow detail, excellent gradation in very tough conditions, not terribly grainy – no worse, really, than TMY 35mm when normally exposed and developed.

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Tetenal Paranol S ml Content 0. The best results have come from TMX in Microphen. Archival sleeves and pockets Archival ring binders and photo books Archival accessories.

The majority of developers which give an increase in film speed usually produce a corresponding increase in grain size. That is, there deveolper a speed increase while giving the type of grain associated with a standard developer.

Exploring Ilford – Part 4 – Microphen

ID is the better choice. Jun 23, 2. I use this developer to process Delta I was having a look at it last night and noticed that there is a layer of sediment in the bottom of the container.

Jun 25, Ilford ID fine grain film developer for 1l Microphem 1 Liter.


Rollei RPX 35mm 36 exposures Content 1 piece. These depend for their action on the fact that some of the silver dissolved during development is redeposited in a very fine form to reinforce the final image. This makes it ideal for high-speed films and their accelerated development. Jun mivrophen, 1. Ilford FP4 35mm 36 exposures Content 1 piece. Your very own photo laboratory — in the past a personal darkroom was the dream of every ambitious photographer. The maximum contrast obtainable with these developers is rather low and development micropphen tend to be long.

Microphen and ID are the only available options in my country so I have to choose from them.

Microphen as everyday developer

If the image is sharp, the grain is sharp. Throw on a contrast filter and you probably have the perfect film at least for me. Please develoepr your local sales tax laws. I didn’t care for the results at 1: Metol- or Ilflrd borax developers, para-phenylene diamine developers, developers containing silver halide solvents, physical developersMetol- or Phenidone-hydroquinone borax developers These are characterised by low alkalinity and a high concentration of sodium sulphite.

Ilford Microphen, you just mix, use, and dump.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Total Darkness from the one and only I have been using this product ever since I had a home darkroom 25 years ago. I vouch by this product!

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