Delta 400 and DDX for indoors

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by dolande, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. dolande

    dolande Member

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    I've being using Delta 400 in DDX for the last two years (since I started developing myself) and I'm very happy with the results. My only issue is that when shooting indoors, regular home bulbs no flash, I would like to have more contrast in my negatives they look like a gray card.:smile: Any ideas?

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    Rafael
     
  2. johnnywalker

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    Try developing longer, say 20 per cent to start.
     
  3. dolande

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    Interestingly, your recommendation almost matches the Ilford recommended time for EI 500 at normal contrast. Will I get more contrast exposing at ei 400 or 500?
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    Contrast is controlled by time in developer. Increase the time. By increasing ISO a little, you can increase the time even more, but at some point you loose shadow detail.