Now ready to order film and developer
AS I mentionned in the MF thread I am getting ready to first start developing black and white with my Nikon FE2 to see how I get along.
I am not worried at this moment about how I will process the negatives into prints.
It seems that there is an array of different emulsions and developper.
Infact; it is overwhelming.
I have come up with a few, please let me know of your suggestions as I have never ever tried this before.
But apparently the sense of achievement can counterreact the learning curve.
Firstly, what's with the solvent, staining, high accutance on developpers, can't find anything on this.
Or, perhaps I should not worry about this at first.
And what about, developpers that apparently ( clump on the silver sulfides ) more than others.
Please remember that I am at the moment using a 35mm and some negatives if adequate I will probably try and enlarge
to a 8x10. so grain is on my mind since I do not have a MF yet.
I was thinking Ilford FP4 125 asa
or Delta 100 asa or HP5 plus 400asa.
In the kodak Tmax 100-400 asa or tri-x 400 asa.
Worried about the 400 grain ?
I will also be using the speed as per the film that is suggested, push, pull, and shove is too much at this moment.
DEVELOPPERS /// ID-`11 seems nice , perceptol, DD-x
Kodak Extol. I already have a roll of T -max unopened and would be nice to have a developper for both Kodak and Ilford,
But if you guys and gals suggest just one type of film and developper to start with that is easier for a beginner , tha'ts fine.
Any and all of your help is greatly appreciated.
Sorry for the long post; it is just boggling at the moment with all the possibilities.
PS Inasmuch as there is info on the subject I am making a quest for information as it pertains to only 35mm at the moment
Last edited by RonaldD; 04-21-2012 at 04:44 PM. Click to view previous post history.