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    Well, nothing wrong with enthusiasm I guess. Cool web site with what looks like some interesting products. I would try and buy something from these guys if I get the chance. Wonder what the film is?
    Anyone ever seen one of thier field cameras in person?

    Matt

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    Wonder what the film is?

    FP4+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen B
    It sounds very much like FX-37 with bromide instead of iodide.
    Helen,
    FX-37 is a variation on the Ilford Microphen formulation (Phenidone/Hydroquinone/Borax). Note that Crawley's published formulation contains a pretty hefty dose of sulfite, plus KBr and Benzotriazole.

    The FA literature implies that their developer is a low or no sulfite developer.

    The easiest way to achieve long shelf life with a P/Q developer that has no or low sulfite is to mix it without water, using either one of the glycols or triethanolamine as the solvent.

    The dilution ranges that FA cites imply that their developer is more highly concentrated than FX-37. This is another argument for use of triethanolamine as the solvent/organic base.

    Geoffrey Crawley’s FX-37

    FX-37 STOCK SOLUTION

    Distilled Water--------------- 750 ml
    Sodium Sulfite---------------- 69 grams
    Hydroquinone------------------ 5 grams
    Sodium Carbonate (anhy)-------5 grams
    Phenidone----------------------0.5 grams
    Borax (Sodium Borate)----------2.5 grams
    Potassium Bromide--------------0.5 grams
    Benzotriazole, 1% Solution------5 ml
    Distilled water to make--------1000 ml

    USAGE
    Dilute 1:3. Dilute 1:5 for longer developing times and increased film speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen B
    Wonder what the film is?

    FP4+?
    Yes, definitely FP4+. In a FA newsletter it is stated that the film is virtually identical to FP4+ and should be handled exactly the same to produce exactly the same results. It´s just cheaper than Ilford.

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    Well,

    I bought one of these bottles of FA-1027, as I was getting some of the film anyway, and must say that the negatives look pretty impressive. I am yet to print any of it, this is just a first initial reaction.
    Negatives are clean, clear, has good contrast and tone. They will probably be fairly easy to print judging by the look of it. It seems as if FA-1027 is a fine developer.
    I don't know much about the technical side of things, how different ingredients affect developing. Normally I am a fan of Agfa Rodinal, mostly because of the sharpness the negatives yield. Frankly, the FA-1027 negatives look every bit as sharp. I will report more after some are printed.

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    Have you ever printed them?

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