Kodak D76 and Ilford Microphen

Gear:
Hasselblad 500CM
Zeiss 120mm Makro Planar

Recipe:
Ilford HP5+
Kodak D76

1+1
14 min

Ilford HP5+
Microphen

1+1
13 min

The D76 is a wonderful all around developer, much like ID-11. From 400 up to 6400 ISO I always get good results using one or the other. On the other hand Microphen “evens” the negatives.

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Ilford HP5+, Kodak D76, 1+1, 14 min

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Ilford HP5+, Microphen, 1+1, 13 min

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4 comments
  1. Hi, You say “much like ID-11”. I always thought they were identical. Being in the UK I’d use ID-11 but it’s around 40% more costly than D-76 so I use that. If I’ve ever used Microphen it was many, many years ago – can’t remember – but actually in the above two shots I prefer the D-76.

    • Yes indeed. They are identical.
      In Portugal D76 is also much cheaper than ID-11 but it’s harder to find. As for Microphen, it really evens the negatives. I always feel it has an amazing grey scale but it never reaches total black or total white, but it gives everything in between. 🙂

      https://cookingfilm.wordpress.com/category/microphen/

  2. You SHOULD work more with this model… she’s Gorgeous!! And yes, the contrast is Heavenly! 😉

    • If I SHOULD, so I MUST.
      We both agree on that my friend. 🙂

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