After the lack luster across the board performance of Ilford DD-X (Which I films) I decided to give another Ilford developer a try, Perceptol. Ilford Perceptol is an extra fine grain film developer producing excellent image quality. Designed for use when very fine grain negatives are required but a. Ilford Perceptol is a fine grain developer for black and white negative films. Perceptol yields ultra-fine grain and excellent image quality. It is.

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So Tell Me About Ilford Perceptol

It is optimized for use at the slower end of the exposure range. BKA Acufine film developer to make a quarter Ilford Rapid Fixer ml Content 0.

And well I was seriously impressed with the results of my beloved Tri-X in Perceptol, smoothed out the grain, kept the contrast and gave a very very very classic Tri-X look. It worked, a bit, but the one thing that Percephol really liked about this is that the developer did exactly what ilfors said it would do, it reduced the grain to something a lot more pleasing in the film scans and produced a super sharp image!

On a side note what exactly is meant when a developer causes a loss of film speed?

It is ideal for low-speed and medium-speed films. Analogue film is the beating heart perceptil every analogue camera. There are other developers people prefer Rodinal, X-tol, etc.

Diluted Perceptol has a compensating effect that helps keep the highlights there. Just remember to pour it slowly to avoid creating much dust. Perceptol comes in powder form and is equally suited for to small tank development and tray development.


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Ilford Perceptol fine grain percepgol developer for 1l Safety data sheet 1 Safety data sheet 2 Data sheet. Kaiser film leader retriever Content 1 piece. Accutance developers as most of us know are not fine grain. But the grain that is there is oh so pleasing. Kodak HC film developer 1l Content 1 Liter. Of course you could try less developer. Description Downloads Evaluations ilfore. BKA Acufine film developer to make 1 gallon Content perceptkl. It was one of the Ilford products destined for the chopping block last year, but I think it survived.

It would pefceptol to be appreciably finer grain to make it worth my while, given the reduction in the number of films it can develop. Discussion in ‘ Black and White ‘ started by spankyOct 20, Enjoy the process Vishal Soniji camerafilmphoto “Enjoy the ilflrd is the slogan of the Asian sales team, marketing analogue photography from Hong Kong. Ready to ship today, Delivery time appr.

Ilford Rapid Fixer 1l Content 1 Liter. Well the grain is still there, but the contrast has certainly improved. I used the stock solution with Ilford PanF. Ilford Ilfostop ml Content 0. Shadows and bright detail were well caught, but without sacrificing contrast. Kaiser graduated beaker 1l Content 1 piece. He talks quite a bit about the advantages in his view of metol-only developers Perceptol and Microdol in terms of edge sharpness and other factors.

Your email address will not be published. I have used Perceptol, but not extensively.


I was testing Crawley’s FX-2 at the same time, while comparing acutance developers. Ilford Perceptol is a fine grain developer for black and white negative films.

Fomadon LQN ml Content 0. Ilford PQ Universal ml Content 0. The grain was reduced to nothing which is going to make printing it all ilforr more interesting while trying to focus it.

FilmDev | Recipes & dev times using Developer Ilford Perceptol

What I found was that the film had to be rated at a lower speed. Probably better to some testing with these other brands, but overall this is a fantastic one-shot developer, especially for sheet film. It’s best rated this all has probably been saidthen throw a filter on there, and then if you want any DOF. At stock strength, grain size is incredibly small. Ilford Perceptol I read long ago some where on the net that Perceptol can be used like this: Ilford Delta roll film Content 1 piece.

Percptol now it’s my main developer; I still have gallon boxes, instead of the pansy liter ones. Ilford FP4 35mm 36 exposures Content 1 piece. The long development time under carful temperature control allows for very consistent results.

Recipes & dev times using Developer Ilford Perceptol

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