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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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 Large expanses of same-toned areas such as skies are virtually grainless, as you’d expect from TMX. My negatives all had a microphwn of tone micrrophen to them – not over-contrasty like with other developers when pushing. Use it as one shot would be perfect, did you noticed any difference on negative when developing in stock solution vs.

Overview Discussions Photos Members Map. Easy and miceophen results are beautiful. It lasts at least a year in a half full bottle of concentrate. This works out to be about as cost effective as several one-shot 1: You could use it as an everyday developer. Throw on a contrast filter and you probably have the perfect film at least for me.

So for slow and medium speed films I chose to shoot at box speed, while faster films I went and did some pushing.

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Producing next to no grain and a pleasing grain at that and amazing sharpness and contrast. I didn’t care for the results at 1: Your name or email address: So, taking your example, for a ml tank you will need ml of stock solution topped microhpen with ml of water. See any errors on this page? The difference is in the developing times, of course.


Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Ilford recommends a series of adjustments for reused stock solution, microphenn time by a percentage with each use.

Pan F remains hands down microphem favourite film from the Ilford line but when you pair it with Microphen it just goes to a whole other level of film nirvana. The best results have come from TMX in Microphen. HairyHippy 4 years ago. Also great for push processing. 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.

Hi Everyone – Nearly every post refers to Microphen when used to push film. Ilford also makes a liquid version: 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. According to the Ilford Product page this is a fine grain developer designed for push processing faster films. Rated 5 out of 5 by Summer from A great pushing developer! Good shadow detail, excellent gradation in very tough conditions, not terribly grainy – no worse, really, than TMY 35mm when normally exposed and developed.

I prefer Microphen undiluted as stock solution. Even atgrain is surprisingly small and shadow detail remains good relative to most push processing results.

Microphen as everyday developer

Any more ideas of using stock? And I’ve found it nearly impossible to overdevelop TMX to the point of creating unusuable negatives. It is not really all that expensive. The grain was very subtle and the mid tones were great Date published: You get again contrast on point, no grain, and just overall a very pleasing and very printable negative as a result.


I haven’t found this to be necessary and use my standard times for each of the 10 development sessions. Produces fine grain and retains detail in shadows and highlights. Refer to the data sheet for more information regarding times for speed increasing. Please check your local sales tax laws. It is optimized for use at the faster end of the exposure range. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time.

Oh, I suppose it could be done with continuous agitation micropnen never tried this. Share This Page Tweet. Rated 5 out of 5 by Total Darkness from the ilfordd and only I have been using this product ever since I had a home darkroom 25 years ago.

Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value. And to make it even sweeter the Kodak equivalent, DK, is a developer I had never even heard of until now! Place your order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 and your order will ship the same day.

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I’d give it a higher rating except for the cost and requirement to use it undiluted. 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 of blogs coming next year!

I expected grainy results, but instead had excellent images with nice tonal range, and relatively low grain.