Double X and Ilsofol S

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  1. Film Guerilla

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    Hi,

    I have a few double X rolls to develop and unfortunately i only got ilfosol S here in iran. i searched digitaltruth and the net for proper developing times but i can't find any info for ilfosol S. digitaltruth only has dev times for Ilfotec DD-X.

    anyone can help me out?
     
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    Look at other films with Ilfosol-S and extrapolate from there.

    really, though, you just can't go wrong. A little over or underdevelopment here or there will not kill you, especially if you use a scanner. Go with 6 minutes @ 20c and you should be ok.
     
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    thanks nb23. i will try that if ever i can't see any other info/ways

    the MD has ilfotec ddx times for 5222 but for IE 3200.

    Eastman Double-X (5222) Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 3200 20

    i will search for other info before i proceed.
     
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    Pushing a 200-250 speed film to 3200 is a 4 stop push you might not get anything useable. The most I have done up to is 1600, and I didnt have good results and that was with Xtol and Rodinal semi-stand.

    I dont have much experience with Ilsofol, but I dont think it is a high speed developer intended for this application of such a push. You can try adding 20% more time for each push you do and work it from there.

    Good luck.
     
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    thanks.. i just mentioned it since that's the only info in digitaltruth for eastman 5222 using ilford dev..

    still searching for an exact dev time. i will try to post on flickr group too.


     
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    thanks for the links. i know that site. i went there already and found nothing for the film.

    i wish i could be able to get double X again since these rolls are my last in my stash.

    hopefully i could be able to get some other developer next time. maybe should try to make parodinal but not sure where to get chems here in our city.


     
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    Nothing special there. Just Paracetamol tablets and caustic soda (drain cleaner) and sodium sulphite which you might be able to find sold as a dried fruit preservative.

    http://www.digitaltruth.com/data/parodinal.php


    Steve.
     
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    i tried making my own parodinal in manila. not sure if i could be able to get chems here in iran. :sad: