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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I have been looking at Ilfords powder developers as a cost effective way of achieving this.
It is tough to put into technical terms but the grain is fine, the tonal range is very, very good and the negatives print with a nice snap. The formula of ID is: Metol- or Phenidone-hydroquinone 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.
Such developers have, however, found only limited application. Jun 23, 4. Rated 4 out of 5 by photonick from Awesome! Microphen and ID are the only available options in my country so I have to choose from them.
Recipes & dev times using Developer Ilford Microphen
Kaiser accordion bottle ml Content 1 piece. Archival ringbinder box Content 1 piece. For further details see delivery estimates in cart.
Tetenal Ultrafin 1l Content 1 Liter. I haven’t found this to be necessary and use my standard times for each of the 10 development sessions. The characteristics of this developer can’t be found in any Kodak alternative, so if you want some of the finest looking results in push processing, try this stuff with a high speed film or a speed film at Much better for pushing than D in my experience. ID D76 is the accepted standard against which all developers are compared.
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Adox Silvermax Developer ml for 3l Content 0. A sludge presumably silver will accumulate in the bottom of the bottle after a couple of reuses. Stay tuned for Part 5 where I go over the best and worst in the way of Ceveloper products at least in my humble opinion.
Gives fine grain, smooth results with just about any film with more than box speed. You can get some real bargains at a macodirect sale.
The low alkali content of the developer is good for the grain. Ilford Microlhen Universal ml Content 0.
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Ilford Microphen fine grain film developer for 1l
Does it change behavour when you dilute it? It lasts at least a year in a half full bottle of concentrate. Developers containing silver halide solvents Certain fine grain formulae contain silver halide solvents such as hypo and thiocyanate.
Jun 23, 7. Because of its compensating effect when used carefully minimal agitation, longer intervals between agitations mirophen, it may be difficult to increase contrast as desired through extended development.
The two go together. The difference here is stark How is the grain?
Jun 24, 9. While I do experiment with other developers often Golden Bullet SyndromeMicrophen is my consistent favorite. Which one is more forgiving? Special developers have been formulated to produce images of reduced graininess.
Jun 23, 2. According to the Ilford Product page this is a fine grain developer designed for push processing faster films. 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.