Favorite Film Developers

Favorite Film Developers

H & W Control Developer

For use with Technical Pan and Microfilm. This developer gives an effective doubling of film speed. Shoot Technical Pan at ISO 50 to 80.

TO MAKE
250 ml 500 ml 1 Liter
START WITH
Hot Water (60 C) 75 ml 150 ml 300 ml
ADD
Sodium Sulfite 1.9 g 3.8 g 7.6 g
Hydroquinone 0.3 g 0.6 g 1.2 g
Sodium Carbonate 8.7 g 17.4 g 34.8 g
Phenidone 2.08 g 4.15 g 8.3 g
ADD
Water to make 225 ml 450 ml 900 ml
Sodium Sulfite 15.15 g 30.3 g 60.6 g
ADD
Water to Make 250 ml 500 ml 1 Liter

Dilute 1 part developer to 15 parts distilled water. Develop film for 11 to 15 minutes @ 68 degrees, agitate for 5 seconds every 3 minutes. DO NOT USE ACID STOP BATH! Chemical reaction may cause pinholes in the emulsion.Use two 30 second rinses with distilled water.


Willi Beutler's High Acutance Developer

SOLUTION A
Hot Water(60 C) 250 ml 500 ml 1 L
Metol 2.5 g 5 g 10 g
Sodium Sulfite 12.5 g 25 g 50 g
SOLUTION B
Hot Water (60 degrees C) 250 ml 500 mlL 1 L
Sodium Carbonate(dry) 12.5 g 25 g 50 g

To mix, add 1 part Solution A , 1 part Solution B and 10 parts water for normal film.

Developing times:

ISO 25-50 films - develop for 6 minutes @ 70 degrees F.

ISO 64-125 films - develop for 8 minutes @ 70 degrees F.

ISO 400 films - develop for 10 minutes @ 70 degrees F.

For Imagelink FS microfilm exposed at ISO 100, - 1:1:60 dilution, develop for 8 minutes @68 degrees F.


Burton 195 Developer

For use with Technical Pan film

Hot water (distilled,125 degrees F.) 750 ml
Metol 1 g
Sodium Sulfite 10 g
Sodium Tetraborate (borax) 2 g
Boric Acid. 1 g
Water (distilled) to make 1000 ml

Develop Technical Pan 6 minutes @ 68 degrees. This is a "one-shot" developer, discard after use. Use constant agitation.

Agfa Rodinal Developer

Follow manufacturer's instructions for dilution and developing times. Use distilled water with 56 grams of Sodium Sulfite added per liter of working solution to reduce grain size. Similar results are obtained by adding 4 grams of Sodium Ascorbate (vitamin C ) per liter of working solution.