Emofin - Ultrafin

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by gliderbee, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. gliderbee

    gliderbee Member

    Messages:
    117
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Shooter:
    Med. Format RF
    With a Toyo 5x7, I got plenty of small photographic stuff in the deal (and a Jobo cpa).

    There are also two 1 liter bottles of Ultrafin and two packs (powder) of 1+1 liter of Emofin.
    I never tried these developers. Anybody who has hands-on experience with these? Currently I mostly use Xtol, Rodinal and HC110.

    Thanks,
    Stefan

    Verstuurd van mijn GT-P7510 met Tapatalk
     
  2. AndreasT

    AndreasT Member

    Messages:
    355
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Location:
    Berlin
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Well I am a fan of Emofin. It is very good in developing the shadows. The low zone are kind of raised to give more contrast and the lights are slightly flattened out. So it is good when there is high contrasty situations which are difficult to control.
    Some say it increases the speed of a fil. I would say it uses the speed well but doesn't raise the thoretical speed. However since it gives the shadows a bit more it does there raise speed a bit. It is good for pushing. Some complain it gives soggy/soft grain. I find it fine. It is not as crisp as some other developers but for low light or cotrasty lighting it is very good.
     
  3. LJH

    LJH Member

    Messages:
    687
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Location:
    Australia
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format
    I use Ultrafin at 1:20 and think it's a great developer.