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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Order in the next 0: Much better for pushing than D in my experience. Refer to the data sheet for more information regarding times for speed increasing. I understand you can get a speed increase from most films. You can reliably increase by two stops, but sacrifice some of the fine grain properties of this good all round developer.

Gives fine grain, smooth results with just about any film with more than box speed. I haven’t found this to be necessary and use my standard times for each of the 10 development sessions.

For further details see delivery estimates in cart. Throw on a contrast filter and you probably have the perfect film at least for me. The difference is in the developing times, of course. Grains that, in my experience, unless the enlargements are 11 x 14 or bigger, are negligible.


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

Edited by HairyHippy member 4 years ago. 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.

I expected grainy results, but instead had excellent images with nice tonal range, and relatively low grain. This means I get consistent results. HairyHippy 4 years ago. The latter effect varies according to film. Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value. Save Cancel Drag to set position!

That, of course, is what makes it ideal for me as a push processing developer.

Rated 4 out of 5 by photonick from Awesome! It’s great and convenient.

HairyHippy Posted 4 years ago. Learn how your comment data is processed. That is, there is a speed increase while giving the type of grain associated with a standard developer.

International orders are processed the next shipping day. I prefer Microphen undiluted as stock solution. Because of its compensating effect when used carefully minimal agitation, longer intervals between agitationsit may be difficult to increase contrast as desired through extended development.

ILFORD Microphen To Make 1000 ml

Simple to mix also. Rated 5 out of 5 by Total Darkness from the one and only I have been using this microphej ever since I had a home darkroom 25 years ago. Produces fine grain and retains detail in shadows and highlights. I generally dilute the Microphen 1: It lasts at least a year in a half full bottle of concentrate.


I use this developer to process Delta I use Microphen to push Ilford Delta to the limits and up as I need it for my night time street photography.

Grain size is reduced and grain clumping is prevented because of the low alkalinity of the developer. Hi Everyone – Nearly every post microophen to Microphen when used to push film.

ILFORD Microphen To Make ml (Chemistry) – analogue photography

The difference here is stark All in all, it delivers the goods as promised. How is the grain? I didn’t care for the results at 1: Overall I was really happy with this developer, and will certainly use it again especially if I do a project that would be best done on Pan F. A sludge presumably silver will accumulate in the bottom of the bottle after a couple of reuses.

It could be decanted off or strained out, I suppose. I’d give it a higher rating except for the cost and requirement to use it undiluted. The characteristics of this developer can’t be found in any Kodak alternative, so if you want some of the finest looking results in microohen processing, try this stuff with a high speed film or a speed film at