G45 and G28 lenses
Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200
Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min
Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min
My son is taking horse riding lessons and it’s been great to spend a couple of hours every week around horses. They are truly beautiful and noble animals with so much aesthetic potential that I just can’t stop taking pictures of them.
So… I toke this opportunity to make a little experiment:
The following pictures were taken with the same camera (different lenses though), using TriX @3200, on the same place and under almost identical light conditions. I developed one film using Adox APH 09 and the other one using a long time favorite Ilford ID-11.
Ilford ID-11 retains more more detail both in the dark and mid tones areas and the grain is smooth. The APH 09 is much more aggressive on the dark areas but, at the same time, gives an extra contrast which I like. When looking at the details at 1:1 it’s clear that the APH 09 becomes a bit “muddy” while ID-11 still manages to get fairly sharp details.
This is no “tech” review of any kind and please forgive my limited English skills.