I'm sorry if this has been posted before, but I felt like I should have a thread of my own I'm relatively new to photography, I only started last summer, but I've been trying to learn as fast as I can. Now I want to advance to the next stage and develop my own B&W film. I have a load of Agfa APX 100, and three 17m rolls of Pan F+ and HP5+, the former of which I would like to experiment with (it was the cheapest out of the batch). Now I've googled for developing times and found some useful charts, but I still have some questions. Here we go: Is there a specific amount and timing of the agitations as you develop? I'm looking at 9 minutes of stock diluted (whatever that may be) Microphen. I hear you can wash the film three times instead of using a stop bath, so that's what I intend to do, but how do I use the fixer? How far can I push APX 100? Thanks for answering any of these questions, and again, I'm sorry if this has been posted before.