Another new developer for me and when I find a new developer I’m usually excited to see how different films react to it. And to make it even. Let’s say i have 1 litre of Microphen stock solution, and i can use it for 10 films. My film developing tank takes only litre, so i should poor While I do experiment with other developers often (Golden Bullet Syndrome), Microphen is my consistent favorite. I use Ilford FP4 (EI) and.

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I expected grainy results, but instead had excellent images with nice tonal range, and relatively low grain. Hasselblad c — Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1: Ilford recommends a mixrophen of adjustments for reused stock solution, increasing time by a percentage with each use.

Ilford Microphen

With Ilford Delta I actually found that Microphen pretty much produced a level playing field with the tradition FP4 and the modern Delta films and actually both take ten minutes in the soup.

So for slow and medium speed films I chose to shoot at box speed, while faster films I went and did some pushing. I love the grains produced by the resulting images. Your email address will not be published. And to make it even sweeter the Kodak equivalent, DK, is a developer I had never even heard of until now! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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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I prefer Microphen undiluted as stock solution. Nikon F5 — AF Nikkor 50mm 1: Learn how your comment data is processed. In Stock Update Location close. Order in the next 0: Simple to mix also. Your name or email address: Does anyone use it as their normal developer? Exploring Ilford — Part 4 — Microphen. 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. It’s great and convenient.

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And better than that, they didn’t have a ton of clumpy grain all over the place. 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.

Rated 4 out of 5 by photonick from Awesome! The latter effect varies according to film. You can reliably increase by two stops, but sacrifice some of the fine grain properties of this good all round developer. Also great for push processing.

That is, there is a speed increase while giving the type of grain associated with a standard developer. Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value.

Ilford Microphen

Hi Everyone – Nearly every post refers to Microphen when used to push film. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Ilford also makes a liquid version: Save Cancel Drag to set position! The majority of developers which give an increase in film speed usually produce a corresponding increase in grain size.


Yes, I would recommend this to a friend I’ve used so any different developers over the years, and this might be my favorite yet. Does it change behavour when you dilute it? You won’t get better results than with this. I wish this was available in larger packs as it gets pricey if you have a lot of film to develop. Refer to the data sheet for more information regarding times for speed increasing. It really helps smooth out the grain and gives really good contrast.

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Any more microphrn of using stock? How is the grain? According to the Ilford Product page this is a fine grain developer designed for push processing faster films. I used this to push Tri-x to and Be the first to review this item. Grains that, in my experience, unless the enlargements are 11 x 14 or bigger, are negligible.

While I do experiment with other developers often Golden Bullet SyndromeMicrophen is my consistent favorite.