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    Delta 3200 Fine Grain Developer

    Good morning,
    I'm shooting some Delta 3200 for indoor available light nudes this weekend. I'm looking for a developer that will produce fine grain with this type of film. What do you recommend for Delta 3200? I've been using Rodinal with medium speed films lately and I feel it would be a bad choice since the high accutance charateristics will only make the grain appear more pronounced. I want results that are not only fine grain, but that have good tonal gradations. I'll be shooting 35mm and 120, by the way. I want to get away from the Rodinal look also, so any developer you can recommend that will work well with other Ilford films is fine too. I've never tried the Ilford brand of chemicals and would be interested in supporting this fine company.
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    You've got a bunch to choose from: D-76, D-23, D-25, Microdol-X, Perceptol, X-tol, and from the Formulary; MCM-100, 12, and of course the pyro's.

    I'm sure others will add to the long list of fine-grain dev.

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    Microphen is the best for this application. It pushes well and is very fine grain. You can also mix it up yourself if you have the chemicals.
    My photos are always without all that distracting color ...

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    Ilford DDX or Clayton F76+ are the ones I've had the best results with.

    I believe Xtol will be just as good.

    D3200 with Rodinal will give you a speed of 1000 approx.
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    I've used Ilford ID11 with good success.

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    Wonderful in Ilfotec DD-X!

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    Thanks for the replies so far.

    I've been doing some reading here and there and it seems like DD-X is a good choice. I've been looking at the Massive Development chart for times. Any recommendations for EI3200? I may pick some up tomorrow from Hunt's in Providence when I go to pick up their last bottle of Rodinal.
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    Actually, while we're on the subject of Rodinal... how do you think Delta 3200 in 120 would look in Rodinal 1+50? Obviously, I'm not as concerned with grain size as with 35mm, but how would the tonality appear? Any experiences?
    Ara
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    I have used PMK 1:2:100 68degree's Agitation Cycle: 5sec every 30sec Total dev time: 9:00min all this in stainless steel tank.

    I have data I picked up somewhere for Pyrocat and will post it later when I get home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ara Ghajanian
    Actually, while we're on the subject of Rodinal... how do you think Delta 3200 in 120 would look in Rodinal 1+50? Obviously, I'm not as concerned with grain size as with 35mm, but how would the tonality appear? Any experiences?
    Ara
    Now you are talking Thats a question I'd like to ´know the answer to.
    I am planing to do some nudes of my girl/wife/whaetever on Delta 3200
    size 120 and develop it in Rodinal. So far the mantraon APUG has been (IIRC) e.g. shoot as 1600 dev as 3200. So wghat to expect
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