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    All, I need help to start developing my own Delta 100.

    With the corona virus here in Belgium almost everything is closed and also my labo, and I’m stuck with about 40 - 4X5 negatives that must be ready before end of April. Scannend and one print.

    So my local store (www.retrocamera.be) sells on-line Ilford Ilfotec DD-X does anyone have some experience with this, if so can you provide me quick/ dummy howto to develop my negatives.
    And also what kind of fixer, and the total amount of liquids I need.

    A lot of questions ....

    Thanks
    Patrick

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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    I use DD-X for Ilford films, FP-4 and HP-5.

    The best guidance is provided in the Ilford “how-to” literature. Google it and read... it’s comprehensive, easily understandable, and you’ll really appreciate how supportive Ilford is to photographers.

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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    There are very good YouTube videos I suggest.


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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    Thank you, Going to start google it

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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    How are you processing: tank, tray, ???

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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    Cheapest way in is a set of small trays to develop in, it’ll also give you an appreciation for the old ways of doing things. When I first started I processed 620 roll film in a tray dip processing, following instructions from photography books from the library.

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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    Step One: Go shoot a few negatives to practice on the first time...
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    Stearman Press SP-445, because I don’t have a darkroom or can build-it :-(

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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    Step One: Go shoot a few negatives to practice on the first time...
    Yes, that was my idea. Some of the images are impossible to recreate, they are from demolition of a boat. The last of it’s line.
    First learning how to load film in the Stearman Press tank, after that some test images for processing.

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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    Mix your chemicals and have clean bottles for storing your stock solutions----i got my bottles for free from a local pharmacy as cough syrup concentrate came in them and they just get tossed afterwards. You'll need a graduate cylinder but I've used a plastic measuring pitcher from a kitchen supply aisle at the grocery store as long as it is marked in the appropriate value, and probably a stirring wand(a long swizzle stick---the only thing useful to come out of the Tiki Bar craze)
    You can use water for your "stop" when developing film, but you'll want a proper stop for printing.
    Kitty litter trays can be used as developing trays in a pinch.
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