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    Ilford Ilfosol devdeveoper

    This is the only film developer I could get in the middle for nowhere.
    any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    I've only used one bottle of it, just following Ilford's times (and the Massive Dev Chart where the film wasn't in the Ilford documents) and had excellent results. Not particularly outstanding in terms of fine-grainedness, but I like the tonality and had reliable results with it.

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    Thanks, I am more interested in the tonality than fine grain.

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    Ilfosol? You would think they would have D-76 or ID-11 if anything.

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    Well, for what it's worth, here's a link to my Flickr shots with Ilfosol:

    http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&w...ilfosol&m=text

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    I think it depends on what film your using it with. I tried 35mm Acros and didn't find it a particularly good fit; I also don't wet print it.
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    Hey Josh, where the hell have you been

    Yeah I can get powdered chems, but prefer liquid as i can mix it as needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightwisps View Post
    Hey Josh, where the hell have you been

    Yeah I can get powdered chems, but prefer liquid as i can mix it as needed

    Don

    Besides busy....the chatroom isn't working for me anymore. (I think I might need to update something.)

    Anyway, I'll catch you soon! Keep printing!

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    Pakenham is not too far from Ottawa where I live. If you're looking for alternatives, I just picked up a bottle of Ilford DD-X from Henry's in Kanata. They had to order it in from their warehouse but it got here in a few days. Check their website, if it says "Ships next business day" it means they can get it to a store without additional cost.

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    Powdered chemicals last for years in storage - a big advantage. Ilfosol seems prone to sudden death in the bottle after a time.

    1-litre packages of D-76/ID-11 will do you about 6 rolls of 135-36 or 4 rolls of 120 assuming you dilute 1:1, so it isn't hard to get through it fast.

    Alternatively you can get XTOL, which although powdered, can be mixed at 20 C and used immediately. However, the smallest package is 5 litres.

    I find mixing D-76 a couple of hours or so before you need to actually develop is good enough.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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