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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While it looks great in 35mm I would ilforr to see what it does in Medium and Large formats…but that the topic of another set of blogs coming next year! The TMX negs came out just fine. For further details see delivery estimates in cart.

It lasts at least a year in micorphen half full bottle of concentrate. Refer to the data sheet for more information regarding times for speed increasing. Exploring Ilford — Part 4 — Microphen. Throw on a contrast filter and you probably have the perfect film at least for me.

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Ilford Microphen

I prefer Microphen undiluted as stock solution. Be the first to review this item. It is working well I ilgord 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.

It was pretty easy to mix – just slightly more complicated than say, D76 it has two packages of powder.

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Temperature and time are less critical. I haven’t found this to be necessary and use my ildord times for each of the 10 development sessions.


TMY tends to flatten out after a certain point – it’s ideal top end with Microphen is There is just no other product on the market speed increasing fine grain developer that is so easy to use. The difference is in the developing times, of course. I vouch by this product!

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Nikon F5 — AF Nikkor 50mm 1: Producing next to no grain and a pleasing grain at that and amazing sharpness and contrast.

The difference here is stark HairyHippy 4 years ago. Grains that, in my experience, unless the enlargements are 11 x 14 or bigger, are negligible. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Glad Ilford still makes it Your email address will not be published.

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Gives fine grain, smooth results with just about any film with more than box speed. 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 ilfford a high speed film or a olford film at Your name or email address: 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.

Ilford recommends a series of adjustments for reused stock solution, increasing time by a percentage with each use. Any more ideas of using stock? 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. Rated 4 out of 5 by photonick from Awesome! The negs were from micropen 6x6cm camera but looked as tho’ they’d come from 35mm.

Exploring Ilford – Part 4 – Microphen

International orders are processed the next shipping day. Hi Everyone – Nearly every post refers to Microphen when used to push film. Simple to mix also. All in all, it delivers the goods as promised. Rated 5 out of 5 by Total Ilfrod from the one and only I have been using this product ever since I had a home darkroom 25 years ago. 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.


Not everyone does microphenn, but I treat Microphen as a one shot developer. Even atgrain is surprisingly small and microophen detail remains good relative to most push processing results. 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 ilfordd a result. Use it as one shot would be perfect, did you noticed any difference on negative when developing in stock solution vs.

The best results have come from TMX in Microphen. Share This Page Tweet.

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

Easy and the results are beautiful. Large expanses of same-toned areas such as skies are virtually grainless, as you’d expect from TMX. 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.

Negatives that were processed with — you guessed it — Ilford’s Microphen.