[pure-silver] Re: Delta 3200 Processing recs.

Thanks guys for all the answers.  I mentioned Pyrocat and PMK mostly to show 
that I do keep some variety around here, but since I didn't shoot this film, I 
have no idea if those 2 would be appropriate for the images they contain.  I 
did want to get an opinion though as to what in others' experiences were and 
what has worked for them and it's interesting Pyrocat and PMK were both 
recommendations. 
Personally I was hoping for T-max or D-76 since they're so easy to work with 
and both are always ready to go here. The recommended developers (by Ilford) 
are DDX and Microphen, neither of which I carry normally so other options were 
needed.  As I understand it, Microdol is similar w/Micophen, but no one 
nowadays wants the speed loss for the more commonly used films that come 
through here, despite the grain advantages so I don't keep it around unless 
it's asked for.

Micophen dev. time is 9 mins for 3200 while Microdol is 18 so I guess they may 
be similar (if I remember correctly!) but not interchangeable.


> I have some Delta 3200 shot at 3200 to process.
> My developer choices on hand are D-76, HC-110. Pyrocat HD, PMK Pyro, and 
> T-Max.
> Of these, what would one recommend for this film?
> Thanks!
> Eric
> 
   Of the developers listed my choice would be T-Max or T-Max RS. Xtol would 
also work well as would Ilford Microphen (if its still made). All are phenidone 
based developers which will produce full speed and work well for pushing. Xtol 
will probably produce slightly finer grain than the others but not by much. 
Keep in mind that this is about an ISO-1000 film which is normally used with 
some pushing.

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Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA
dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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