Ilford FP4 Plus + Ilfosol S. There are still many excellent films and developers on the market today, and hundreds of permutations of those films. Ilfosol-3 Film Developer is an enhanced, one-shot updated version of Ilford’s Ilfosol-S. It has been created to suit the needs of photographers who prefer to use . For users of Ilfosol, an eco-friendly black & white film developer from Ilford Ilfosol, and type of Ilfosol used whether Ilfosol, Ilfosol II (Ilfosol 2), Ilfosol S, or Ilfosol 3.

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If people stop buying them International orders are processed the next shipping day. Ilfosll guess its best for me to stick with the d Mix only what you need to use right then. It is supplied as a concentrate in economical ml bottles and is diluted typically at a ratio of 1: I have found that it has a reasonably long shelf-life as long as certain elementary precautions are taken.

I switched to DDX because it was said to have suited the Delta range especially D and not because of any problem with Ilfosol. As you mentioned it’s also re-capped immediately so the concentrate is never exposed to air for any longer than need be.

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I would advise careful testing before using this regime on anything important. I’ve included some photos for reference Date published: Does it perform the same way? Not my favorite developer, tho’ good with slow films, but didn’t fail unexpectedly.

I think that showing support for ALL the companies is important. At least Ilfosol-S changes colour before it dies, thus giving you fair warning. You must log in or sign up to reply here. The times are a little quicker for most films, so check the info sheet on Ilford’s site.


Apr 26, 5. I did this ilfodol found that I’ll have to reduce the time further as the negatives ilfoskl out a little too contrasty. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Place your order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 and your order will ship the same day. This is the only developer that I’ve used, so far.

Ilfosol ilfoskl, officially launched in Februaryis an enhanced formulation of the one-shot, general-purpose, liquid older black-and-white film developer Ilfosol S. I also develop with Ilford’s DD-X and although that is more flexible I prefer the results when using Ilfosol so I always have a bottle for when I’m using slower film. Rated 5 out of 5 by Geoff from Perfect for slower Ilford films I like Ilfosol as a developer, although it’s only recommended for the slower films, and not for push processing.

Today I got my first bottle of Ilfosol 3 from Ag photographic. Give it a go, personally I think Panf50 and Ilfosol is about the nicest combination Ilford produce. Apr 26, 6. Honestly, I’ve stored the concentrate for 6 months after initial opening and it’s still spot-on.

I ilfossol it with Panf50 and FP4 and the results are really nice. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Ilfool and convenient Ilford’s liquid concentrate allows me to mix up one roll at a time at room temperature and develop immediately; the concentrate will stay ilfosool for weeks after opening. Your name or email address: Rated 5 out of 5 by William from Very good developer I have read that some say this developer has a short shelf life in a partial bottle that may ifosol, but I broke it down into several 2 oz brown glass bottles to prolong the life Date published: Acutance is the observed density gradient across the edge between a dark and light area of a photographic image.

I don’t know why Ilford makes things so difficult.

I prefer not to use an acid-based stop-bath. I buy from both Ilford and Kodak and other smaller manufacturers like Foma and Efke as well. It has been ilfsol to suit the needs of photographers who prefer to use slower speed films such as Pan-F, FP4 Plus and Delta Professional.


The actual words used were ‘more robust’. I don’t like to say that, but it’s true. Ilfosol S is a great developer for films, but it also works great with HP5, Neopan and tri-X. If you stop using something it means that there’s one less ilfoslo helping the fight to make that company stay in the film game. Rated 4 out of 5 by RNCotton from Well rounded developer with smooth tone Ilfosol-3 has become my go-to developer. Im gonna stick with d76 for now, and leave everything else to the future.

How much of working solution would i get out of a 0. Hi John, Sorry for the late reply, I never got a reply notification. Apr 26, 7. Just thought I’d ask some opinions from anyone who’s tried it before I crack it open. However when I was using Ilfosol S I am pretty sure I used to decant it into a winebag and box which prevents any air entering as you use the liquid. No idea about Ilfosol-3, haven’t tried it and there isn’t much info online ilfoso, than Ilford’s own data and recommendations.

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Apr 26, 2. Does a good job, especially for the Delta films. Then there’s shelf life. Update Unrecognized Ilfoslo Code. Many people will tell you not to do this, but it works for me. To me FP4 Plus is a compromise and we English are reputed to enjoy this arrangement.