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Developing Adventures – My First Try with Ilfotec DD-X

Today in my developing adventures, I tried out Ilfotec DD-X developer for the first time. It has been recommended to me by a couple of you for my pushing experiments because, according to Ilford, it gives full speed to films. Now, keep in mind this is not a formal review of this developer. This series… Continue reading Developing Adventures – My First Try with Ilfotec DD-X

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford HP5 400 to 800

If you have been following my blog for the past month or so, you know that I have been experimenting with different films in order to find one that can be shot handheld around my house in low light. I have so far shot Ilford Delta 3200 at 1600 with nice results, but the price… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford HP5 400 to 800

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 3200

I have pushed Kentmere Pan 400 in previous articles and was happy with my results. It resembles Ilford HP5 400 film in contrast and grain. However, after my results with Kentmere pushed to 1600, I had a feeling that pushing it any further wouldn’t reap very good results, but I wanted to see for myself.… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 3200

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 1600

In continuing with my quest to find the right black and white film that suits my style and need for faster speeds for shots taken around my home, I now continue with Kodak Tri-X. I did a post previously on developing Tri-X 400 using both Kodak HC-110 and Kodak D-76 developers. I liked my results,… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 1600

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford Delta 400 to 3200

In todays Developing Adventure, I wanted to talk about pushing Ilford Delta 400 to 3200. I liked my results at 1600, and was afraid pushing it further would introduce more grain and contrast than I like in my work. In some instances it was very much like Ilford Delta 3200 for obvious reasons. You can… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford Delta 400 to 3200

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Bergger Pancro 400 to 800

In my installment of Developing Adventures where I shot with Bergger Pancro 400 for the first time, I found that I really liked the look of this film. Naturally, my next step was to push it and see how it held up at ISO 800. I learned from that roll that this film has fine… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Bergger Pancro 400 to 800

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 3200

I bought a new lens for my Hasselblad 500 c/m, (that’s another story) the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 150mm f/4 (the only Hassie lens I could afford), and needed to test it out. I had a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400, but needed more light indoors, so I figured it was a good time to test… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 3200

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tmax 400 to 1600

Kodak Tmax was actually the first black and white film stock I ever shot with back around 2013 when I got back into film photography. It is a high contrast film, which isn’t usually the look I go for these days, so I haven’t shot with it much recently. However, I had a roll in… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tmax 400 to 1600

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Arista EDU Ultra 400 to 1600

Last week I posted my results pushing Arista EDU 400 to 800, and today I am going to share my results pushing it to 1600. I actually shot this roll well before I shot it at 800 because I grabbed it to shoot when Kelsey and I went out one night. Developing the Film I… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Arista EDU Ultra 400 to 1600

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400 to 800

For my next Developing Adventure I am pushing Fomapan Action 400 film because it is super cheap at only $4 a roll on B&H and a Facebook user recommended it as well. I pushed this first roll to ISO 800 and processed it in Ilford’s Ilfotec DDX dilution 1+9 for 18 minutes agitating the first… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400 to 800