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Is Ilfosol 3 a good developer?

Is Ilfosol 3 a good developer?

There isn’t much to say, Ilfosol 3 is an excellent developer if you’re just starting because it doesn’t add or subtract anything from the films you’re developing in the stuff. I prefer to develop films that are slow to mid-speed (25-200) for the best results out of the film.

How do you dilute Ilfosol 3?

ILFOSOL 3 is supplied as a liquid concentrate normally diluted 1+9 for one-shot use. Dilute it immediately before use and discard directly after development. For greater economy it can be used with many films at a higher dilution of 1+14 with only a small trade off in image quality.

Is ILfosol 3 reusable?

Typically Ilfosol 3 is used one-shot to get the highest image quality. For greater economy, it can be reused but image quality may be reduced. Pushing film is not recommended when using reused developers.

How long does Ilford stop last?

What’s the shelf life of ILFOSOL 3 film developer? Unopened, ILFOSOL 3 will last about 18 months. Once open, it should be used within three months. Remember to mix ILFOSOL 3 for immediate use ONLY.

How long does ILFORD RAPID FIXER last?

Full, unopened bottles of ILFORD RAPID FIXER concentrate stored in cool conditions, 5–20ºC (41–68ºF), will keep for two years. Once opened use completely within six months and keep all bottles tightly sealed until used.

Can you reuse Ilford developer?

Simply prepare the stock, and reuse the developer until exhausted. Ilford recommends reusing it for up to 10 films. If you decide to use it one-shot, simply discard after use.

How do you dilute ILFORD RAPID FIXER?

To fix film, dilute Ilford Rapid Fixer 1+4. That means one part fix to four parts of water. For paper, you need to dilute it 1+9. So one part fixer to nine parts water.

Can you reuse Ilford rapid fixer?

Remember you can reuse your diluted fixer several times. So, 500ml will go a long way! We recommend a Chemical Storage Bottle 1L to keep your diluted fixer in. Ilford Rapid Fixer is also available in 1L and 5L bottles.

Can I reuse Ilford stop?

Ilford Ilfostop is a low odour, citric acid stop bath. After development, we recommend that you rinse films and papers in an acid stop bath. This will stop development immediately. And, don’t forget you can reuse your diluted Ilford Ilfostop several times.



Works fine. I use Ilford Rapid Fixer one shot. You mix it 1+4. I’ve never really had a problem with the concentrate going bad.

Can I reuse Ilford rapid fixer?

What kind of film developer is ilfosol 3?

ILFORD ILFOSOL 3 is a liquid concentrate black and white film developer formulated to exploit the full potential of conventional black and white film emulsions in all formats. It enables professionals and amateurs to economically develop small quantities of ILFORD and other films with ease and convenience.

What kind of film is Ilford HP5 plus?

After that first roll I developed many more ILFOSOL 3. At first I always exposed my scenes at box speed – 400ASA but later on I chose to try other approaches. HP5 PLUS is an old-style film, it has cubic grain and it’s really very expressive.

How old was I when I Shot my First HP5 plus?

I shot my first roll of HP5 PLUS with a Mamiya 645 and I was a bit worried. First of all I was shooting on film for the first time after many years away (I was 18 at the time).