Thanks for comments and I'm pleased you like the print. Sorry for the late reply to your
question but did not get back from Greece until late on Friday.
Yes Presycysol EF IMO is the best commercially available developer I can buy, I use partial stand technique between 9.5 & 11.5
minuets depending the taking light contrast measured with a hand held meter. I also use PMK, Pyrocat HD & even Rodinal for some films with
excellent results but always keep some Presycysol EF handy.
It is not just the developer that gives the results I want, its the combination of lots of things, like using high quality taking and enlarging
lenses used at their optimum aperture, precise metering, but above all knowing your tools and film.
As you can see I have turned into a bit of a negative obsessive, my aim is to make negatives that print highlight & shadow detail
without using contrast filters when enlarging.
Thanks for the info Jon. I bought some Prescysol EF to try and developed my first film in it at the weekend. Unfortunately the film had been used in misty, frosty conditions where contrast was minimal and the Delta 400 developed in Prescysol EF created extremely low contrast negatives when developed for 10.5 minutes. Should I have developed for longer or would this have made little difference with this developer? I've posted a lith print made of one of the frames to the gallery so you can take a look!
I'm not a fan of Delta, try HP5+ it's great with Prescysol EF.
My print's finally in the post,
Don't worry, you're not the last! I will get mine posted in a couple of days.
It certainly is. As is FP4+
Originally Posted by JON@jb-ci
My apologises to all. I have been working stupid hours over the last weeks and I have not got round to sending my print yet. It should be out within a week.
Same here, I've had college to worry about lately but its half term next week so will get mine out then. Haven't forgot!
Posted mine today.
Print went off today to JON@jb-ci.