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.

 

recommended developers and techniques

Developer Dilution Temp. EI 50/18 (minutes) EI 80/20 (minutes) Procedure
Kodak D-76 stock 20ºC/68ºF 8 - Small Tank: Continuous inversions, or roll tank back and forth Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
  stock 20ºC/68ºF - 7 Small Tank: Inversions for 10 seconds each minute Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
Kodak D-96 stock 21ºC/70ºF 8 8 Small Tank: Continuous inversions, or roll tank back and forth Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
Ilford Ilfosol 3 1+9 20ºC/68ºF - 6 Small Tank: Inversions first 30 seconds, then 1 inversion per minute Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
Kodak HC-110 1+63
(dil. H)
20ºC/68ºF - 12 Small Tank: Inversions first minute, 10 second inversions each minute Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation (NOTE: must use at least 450ml water to maintain the 6ml required for a 36exp 135 roll)
  1+31
(dil. B)
20ºC/68ºF - 5 Small Tank: Inversions first 30 seconds, then 1 inversion per minute Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
Kodak TMax 1+6 24ºC/75.2ºF - 7 Small Tank: "TMAX style" - rapid twisting with approx. 5-7 inversions first 10 seconds and each 30 seconds Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
R09 (Rodinal) 1+100 20ºC/68ºF - 60 Semi-Stand Technique: 3 minute pre-soak, 60 second initial agitation with gentle agitation at 15, 30 and 45 minutes
Tetenal Paranol S 1+50 20ºC/68ºF - 14 Small Tank: Continuous inversions for the first 30 seconds then 10 inversions every minute
FF No.1 Monobath stock 21ºC/70ºF - 6 Small Tank: 6-10 inversions first minute, then 1 inversion each 30 seconds
NOTES:
• D-76 and D-96 are the only developers tested by FILM Ferrania internally.
• Make your own D-96 recipe here

Additional Processing Techniques

Developer Dilution Temp. EI 50/18 (minutes) EI 80/20 (minutes) Procedure
Adox Adonal 1+80 19ºC/66ºF - 16.5 Small Tank: Continuous inversions first minute, then two inversions every minute
Fuji Negastar 1+4 24ºC/75ºF - 5 Lab processing
Ilford DD 1+4 24ºC/75ºF - 11 Lab processing
Ilford DD-X 1+5 20ºC/68ºF 7.5 - Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
  1+6 20.5ºC/69ºF - 15 Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
Ilford ID-11 1+1 20ºC/68ºF - 13.5 Small Tank: Three inversions each minute
Ilford MICROPHEN 1+3 20ºC/68ºF - 17 Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
Kodak XTOL 1+1 20ºC/68ºF - 12 Small Tank: Inversions for first minute, then 10 second agitations each minute
  1+3 20ºC/68ºF - 16 Lab Processing/Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
Perceptol stock 20ºC/68ºF - 9 Small Tank: First 30 seconds continuous, then 2 inversions each minute
Promicrol 1+9 20ºC/68ºF - 8 Rotary Tank: Continuous rotation
  1+14 20.5ºC/69ºF 8.5 - Small Tank: 30 second agitations for 2 minutes, then 2 inversions each minute
R09 (Rodinal) 1+50 20ºC/68ºF - 14 Small Tank: Inversions for first 30 seconds, then inversions for 10 seconds each minute

 

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