Ilford Microphen Film Developer 1L

Ilford Microphen Film Developer is a fine grain, powdered black and white film developer.

Using Microphen gives a speed increase while retaining much of the grain characteristics associated with fine grain developers. It is particularly useful when using extended development times to push process fast films.

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Ilford Microphen Film Developer 1L

Ilford Microphen Film Developer is a fine grain, powdered black and white film developer.

Using Microphen gives a speed increase while retaining much of the grain characteristics associated with fine grain developers. It is particularly useful when using extended development times to push process fast films.

This is the developer you want if you regularly push your film. It will help keep a smaller grain size despite the extra development. So, you get to shoot at higher speeds without an increase in grain.

If you want to try out push processing. Films such as Ilford HP5 and Tri-X 400 will push easily up to two stops. This will give you an effective speed of 1600 ISO, making your 400 ISO film much more versatile.

How To Use

As it is a powder, you dilute it to make a stock solution first. To prepare Ilford Microphen stock, dissolve the contents of part A in 750ml of warm water at about 40ºC. Stir until the powder has dissolved. Then continue to stir, while gradually adding the contents of Part B. Keep stirring until no more powder dissolves. Add 250ml cold water to make up 1 litre and stir. Allow this to cool to room temperature, then the developer is then ready to use.

Ilford Microphen can either be used as a stock solution, or it can be diluted further with water for one-shot processing. You can dilute 1+1. That means one part stock solution to one part water. Or you can dilute 1+3. So that is one part stock solution to three parts water. Prepare these working solutions from the stock solution directly before they are needed. Always make sure you mix together thoroughly before use.

Have a look at the other Black And White Film Developers we have in stock.

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