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HP5+@400 in D-76 1+1

FILM

Ilford HP5+

FILM SIZE
All
EXPOSURE INDEX
400
DEVELOPER

D-76

DILUTION
1+1
TEMPERATURE (° C)
20
AGITATION
Every 60 sec.
NOTES
Start with a water pre-soak for at least 30 seconds.

Once the developer is poured into the tank, give it a few good wraps on the counter to dislodge any air bubbles. Immediately start your tank inversions. The agitation is fairly vigorous. Initial agitation is for 30 seconds. The inversion rate is about one complete inversion (over and back) per second.

Subsequent agitation is 5 - 7 seconds every 60 seconds. Four inversions during the 5 - 7 second agitation period, with a bit of a drop at the end of the inversion. I also gave the tank a half twist during each inversion. Alternate the twist clockwise, then counterclockwise, on each inversion. Wrap the tank a couple of times on the counter after each cycle to dislodge any air bubbles.

Twenty seconds before the development time was up I would start draining the developer out of the tank.
(SPS731)
www.apug.org/forums/forum37/40646-d76-agitation-preference.html

2 Comments

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Ilford does not recommend a presoak. From the company's website: "We do not recommend pre-soaking films prior to development since there is a small chance it can lead to uneven development."

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Detailed instructions is lovely to use, 13 mins is the way to go for this combo.