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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My negatives all had a lot of tone left to them – not over-contrasty like with other developers when pushing. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I vouch by this product! That is, there is a speed increase while giving the type of grain associated with a standard developer.

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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 Easy and the results are beautiful. Edited by HairyHippy member 4 years ago. 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 results! Gives fine grain, smooth results with just about any film with more than box speed.


Does it change behavour when you dilute it? I’d give it a higher rating except for the cost and requirement to use it undiluted. Large expanses of same-toned areas such as skies are virtually grainless, as you’d expect from Micro;hen. Stay tuned for Part 5 where I go over the best and worst in the way of Ilford products ilfkrd least in my humble opinion.

Midtone gradation is excellent and the developer helps prevent blown highlights.

mocrophen Though Microphen is a tad more expensive than other developers, I would definitely use it again in similar circumstances. 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. Not everyone does this, but I treat Microphen as a one shot developer.

Ilford Microphen

This means I get consistent results. Ilforc 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 of blogs coming next year! Rated 4 out of 5 by James from Microphen delivers! Please check your local sales tax laws.

All in all, it delivers the goods as promised. The latter effect varies according to film. Good shadow detail, excellent gradation in very tough conditions, not terribly grainy – no worse, really, than TMY 35mm when normally exposed and developed.

Exploring Ilford – Part 4 – Microphen

While Ilfore do experiment with other developers often Golden Bullet SyndromeMicrophen is my consistent favorite. A sludge presumably silver will accumulate in the bottom of the bottle after a couple of reuses.

The TMX negs came out just fine. I use Microphen to push Ilford Delta to the limits micropuen up as I need it for my night time street photography. It was pretty easy to mix – just slightly more complicated than say, D76 it has two packages of powder. I recently just finished my thesis exhibition for my MFA and 98 percent of the images included in it were film based. Your email address will not be published.


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Negatives that were processed with — you guessed it — Ilford’s Microphen. See any errors on this page?

Grains that, in my experience, unless the enlargements are 11 x 14 or bigger, are negligible. Order in the next 0: You could use it as an everyday developer.

How is the grain? I love the grains produced by the resulting images. I generally dilute the Microphen 1: Pan F remains hands down my favourite film from the Ilford line but when you pair it with Microphen it just goes to a whole other level of film nirvana.

And to make it even sweeter the Kodak equivalent, DK, is a developer I had never even heard of until now! Nikon F5 — AF Nikkor 50mm 1: Also great for push processing. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Does anyone use it as their normal developer?