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 page this is a fine grain developer designed for push processing faster films. So for slow and medium speed films I chose to shoot at box speed, while faster films I went and did some pushing. Producing next to no grain and a pleasing grain at that and amazing sharpness and contrast.
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It is particularly useful when using extended development times to push process fast films. This is the developer you want if you regularly push your film. It will help keep a smaller grain size despite the extra development. So, you get to shoot at higher speeds without an increase in grain. If you want to try out push processing.
As it is a powder, you dilute it to make a stock solution first. Stir until the powder has dissolved. Then continue to stir, while gradually adding the contents of Part B. Keep stirring until no more powder dissolves. Add ml cold water to make up 1 litre and stir. Allow this to cool to room temperature, then the developer is then ready to use. Ilford Microphen can either be used as a stock solution, or it can be diluted further with water for one-shot processing.
That means one part stock solution to one part water. So that is one part stock solution to three parts water. Prepare these working solutions from the stock solution directly before they are needed. Always make sure you mix together thoroughly before use. Both guides will walk you through each step of developing film at home. Film Developer. Your email address will not be published. Please check back for updates. Ilford Microphen Film Developer 1L quantity.
Ilford Microphen Film Developer - 1 Liter
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