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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Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value. I use this developer to process Delta 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 recently just finished my thesis exhibition for my MFA and 98 percent of the images included in it were film based. Hasselblad c — Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1: Negatives that were processed with — you guessed it — Ilford’s Microphen.
TMY tends to flatten out after a certain point – it’s ideal top end with Microphen is Produces fine grain and retains detail in shadows and highlights. It is optimized for use at the faster end of the exposure range. That, of course, is what makes it ideal for me as a push processing developer.
So for slow and medium speed films I chose to shoot at box speed, while faster films I went and did some pushing. It’s great and convenient.
While I do experiment with other developers often Golden Bullet SyndromeMicrophen is my consistent favorite. Your name or email address: International orders are processed the ilfogd shipping day. There is just no other product on the market speed increasing fine grain developer that is so easy to use. While it looks great in 35mm I would love to see what it does in Medium and Large formats…but that the topic of another set liford blogs coming next year!
I love the grains produced by the resulting images. Hello everybody, i’m sorry if my question is stupid. Rated 4 out of 5 by photonick from Awesome! Refer to the data sheet for more information regarding times for speed increasing.
Does it change behavour when you dilute it? 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 So with Microphen being a developer good for push processing, and I do enjoy Tri-X at ASA I gave it a shot and was rather pleased with the mlcrophen
Ilford Microphen Developer (Powder) for Black & B&H
I understand you can get a speed increase from most films. It could be decanted off or strained out, I suppose.
That is, there is a speed increase while giving the type of grain associated with a standard developer. The TMY results weren’t bad at all. A sludge presumably silver will accumulate in the bottom of the bottle after a couple of reuses.
Then there is the odd case where you find a film and developer combination that just looks like pure magic. Update Unrecognized Zip Code.
Oh, I suppose it could be done with continuous agitation – never tried this. Large expanses of same-toned areas such as skies are virtually grainless, as you’d expect from TMX. How is the grain? I didn’t care for the results at micgophen Exploring Ilford — Part 4 — Microphen. Grain size is reduced and grain clumping is prevented because of the low alkalinity of the developer.
Much better for pushing than D in my experience.