Ilford Micro-Neg Pan / ID-2

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denefdt
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Ilford Micro-Neg Pan / ID-2

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Hello all

I've come across a couple of tins of unperforated Ilford Micro-Neg Pan. The development insert says that it's recommended to develop in ID-2 1+2 for 5 minutes.

Can anyone advise what and if I should use ID-11 or an alternative?

Thanks in advance

David

RetroFred
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Re: Ilford Micro-Neg Pan / ID-2

Post by RetroFred »

You might find this article of interest - https://www.photomemorabilia.co.uk/Ilfo ... PJun60.pdf

To quote, regarding your thoughts about a suitable alternate developer to Ilford ID-2 for this film, the article states: "If you want to experiment, by all means do so, but don't write in telling us that you didn't get good results with ID- I I , Microdol, JD48, or any other developer. They are good developers, but they are not designed for this film."

We'd be interested to learn of your experience with this film...

Fred
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denefdt
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Re: Ilford Micro-Neg Pan / ID-2

Post by denefdt »

Dear Fred - simply WOW! @retrofred

Thank you so much for this article.- in itself it has answered all my questions regarding shooting with this film, especially the para where it states
"Ilford, in fact,
do not give a speed rating for Micro-Neg, simply
because exposure is critical and under the conditions
for which it is designed (where lighting remains
constant from picture to picture) this can be better
determined by the us.er"


So the first attempt with ID 11 1:1 shooting through my Bronica 645 (Heath Robinson affair because of the non-preformatted film) started with great optimism which ended in total disappointment. I measured exposure using a light meter and I really should have bracketed as we do with new film combinations - I didn't and I got a highly overexposed negative.

With the advice in this article - I'll be more diligent.

I'm still going to try and play with some forms of ID11 or Rodinal as Tetenal Neofin is not available in South Africa.

Will keep you posted.

Regards

David

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