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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For further details see delivery estimates in cart. I recently just finished my thesis exhibition for my MFA and 98 percent of the images included in it were film based.

It lasts at least a year in a half full bottle of concentrate. Please check your local sales tax laws. Midtone gradation is excellent and the developer helps prevent blown highlights. It is optimized for use at the faster end of the exposure range. Easy and the results are beautiful.

Save Cancel Drag to set position! Grain size is reduced and grain clumping is prevented because of the low alkalinity of the developer.

Thank you, i’ll definitely give it a try on both, stock and diluted. The TMY results weren’t bad at all. Tri-X can be developed to a higher contrast within usual limits. Your email address will not be published.

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This works out to be about as cost effective as several one-shot 1: Ilford Microphen, you just mix, use, and dump. 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 ilfordd speed film at All in all, it delivers the goods as promised.


Gives fine grain, smooth results with just about any film with more than box speed.

The majority of developers which give an increase in film speed usually produce a corresponding increase in grain size. It’s great and convenient. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Edited by HairyHippy member 4 years ago. Hasselblad c — Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1: Overview Discussions Photos Members Map.

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How is the grain? I don’t exactly have a well trained eye for grain changes due to development, but I can say that the results were quite good, and I suppose I would say they did look a bit different, but not in a way that would make me not want to use it again. Let’s say i have 1 litre of Microphen stock solution, and i can use it for 10 films. I haven’t found this to be necessary and use my standard times for each of the 10 development sessions.

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. It is working well I always use manual settings and measure exposure for the mid-tones; I also overexpose one stop ; I tried Kodak Tmax developer and Ilford ID11 and and like Microphen more.

I use Microphen to push Ilford Delta to the limits and up as I need it for my night time street photography. I use this developer to process Delta And better than that, they didn’t have a ton of clumpy grain all over the place. Order in the next 0: Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value. Stay tuned for Part 5 where I go over the best and worst in the way of Ilford products at least in my humble opinion.


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. More scope for mistakes with the stock solution, as times are much shortened. My negatives all had a lot of tone left to them – not over-contrasty like with other developers when pushing.

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HairyHippy Posted 4 years ago. 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. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Glad Ilford still makes it Oh, I suppose it could be done with continuous agitation – never tried this. Rated 4 out of 5 by photonick from Awesome! Place your order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 and your order will ship the same day.

It is not really all that expensive. The grain was very subtle and the mid tones were great Date published: I generally dilute the Microphen 1: My film developing tank takes only 0. You get again contrast on point, no grain, and just overall a very pleasing ilfogd very printable negative as a result.

Even atgrain is surprisingly small and shadow detail remains good relative to most push processing results. Mjcrophen 4 out of 5 by James from Microphen delivers!