FERRANIA P30 PROCESSING forum

 

As with most black and white films, there are literally thousands of ways to process FERRANIA P30 successfully. Please understand that this is not a classic data sheet but a collection of “best practices” collected from users' feedback - and so it is subject to users' personal and evaluative tastes.

 
 
Developer Dilution Temp. EI 50/18 (minutes) EI 80/20 (minutes) EI 100/21 (minutes) Procedure
Fuji Negastar 1+4 24ºC/75.2ºF - 5 - Dip-and-dunk machine processed
Ilford DD-X 1+5 20ºC/68ºF 7.5 - - Jobo, rotation
  1+6 20.5ºC/69ºF - 15 - Jobo, rotation
Ilford Ilfosol 3 1+9 20ºC/68ºF - 7 - Small tank, one inversion each minute
  1+9 20ºC/68ºF - 5 - Rodinax, continuous agitation; or Small Tank, 5 second agitation every 30 seconds
Ilford MICROPHEN 1+3 20ºC/68ºF - 17 - Jobo, rotation
Kodak D-76* stock 20ºC/68ºF 8 - - Small tank with continuous agitation
  stock 20ºC/68ºF - 9 - Small tank, 1 inversion every minute
  stock 20ºC/68ºF - 7 - Small tank, inversions for first 10 seconds each minute
  stock 21ºC/69.8ºF 11 - - Small tank, 1 inversion every minute
  1+1 20ºC/68ºF 13 - - Small tank with continuous agitation - or Jobo, rotation 50rpm
  1+3 20ºC/68ºF - 30 - Small tank with continuous agitation
Kodak D-96** stock 20ºC/68ºF 8 - - Small tank with continuous agitation (formula to make your own D-96 here)
Kodak HC-110 1+63
(dil. H)
20ºC/68ºF - 12 - Small tank, continuous inversions first minute, 10 second inversion each minute - or - Jobo, rotation
  1+31
(dil. B)
20ºC/68ºF - 5 - Small tank, 5 second agitations every 30 seconds
Kodak TMax 1+6 24ºC/75.2ºF - 7 - Jobo, rotation
Kodak XTOL 1+3 20ºC/68ºF - 17 - Jobo, rotation
Promicrol 1+9 20ºC/68ºF - 8 - Jobo, rotation
  1+14 20.5ºC/69ºF 8.5 - - Small tank, 30 second agitations for 2 minutes, then 2 inversions each minute
R09 1+50 20ºC/68ºF - 14 - Small tank, inversions for first 10 seconds each minute
  1+100 20ºC/68ºF - 45 - Stand, agitation first minute. Then one inversion after 25 minutes
* Recommended for P30; ** Best-possible chemistry for P30, but very hard to find pre-mixed.

 

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