Ilford FP4 Plus + Ilfosol S. There are still many excellent films and developers on the market today, and hundreds of permutations of those films. Ilfosol-3 Film Developer is an enhanced, one-shot updated version of Ilford’s Ilfosol-S. It has been created to suit the needs of photographers who prefer to use . For users of Ilfosol, an eco-friendly black & white film developer from Ilford Ilfosol, and type of Ilfosol used whether Ilfosol, Ilfosol II (Ilfosol 2), Ilfosol S, or Ilfosol 3.

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It’s no biggie and certainly won’t affect my sleep at night but thought I’d ask anyway as someone is ilosol to have an opinion at the very least? Apr 26, 3. It is supplied as a concentrate in economical ml bottles and is diluted typically at a ratio of 1: For further details see delivery estimates in cart.

I haven’t tried it but do remember the warnings when Ilfosol-S was the available product. Ilfosol S or D I tried the stuff and it seemed to match Ilford’s ilfsool for storage life. It is supplied as a concentrate in economical ml bottles and is diluted typically at a ratio of 1: Im gonna stick with d76 for now, and leave everything else to the future.

Ilfosol S vs. Ilfosol 3??

Within two years after opening the concentrate and recapping it without minimizing air space it gradually lost potency. I don’t know why Ilford makes things so difficult.

Place lifosol order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 and your order will ship the same day. Ilfosol 3 is very different from Ilfosol S, so follow the times that come with Ilfosol 3. If you mix the 3. See any errors on this page? Rated 5 out of 5 by Vincent from Ilfosol-3 at 68 deg is perfect for FP4 I’ve avoided using Iflosol because the bottle and spec sheet give only the developing time for FP-4 at 75 deg F, and I can’t be maintaining one chemical at 75 deg, and the others at 68 deg.


Just thought I’d ask some opinions from anyone who’s tried it before I crack it open. Is it supposed to be an acutance developer, or more towards the ‘fine grain’ of Fotospeed FD10? If we base our selection purely on economic grounds, then there are several films, usually from East European countries that will allow us to pursue our passion whilst keeping an eye on the pennies.

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Better to use just plain water at 20 degrees C for two or three minutes with constant agitation for the first 30 seconds.

Bob I ilfoosl to say something on this because it’s important. No idea about Ilfosol-3, haven’t tried it and there isn’t much info online other than Ilford’s own data and recommendations.

Apr 26, 6. Hi John, Sorry for the late reply, I never got a reply notification. As you mentioned it’s also re-capped immediately so the concentrate is never exposed to air for any longer than need be. To me FP4 Plus is a compromise and we English are reputed to enjoy this arrangement. Subconsciously we all know that the vision and the final image are more important than the ultimate in technique.

The recommended developing time at 20 degrees C at 1: It will show them that we are commited to using the products and that we don’t want them to stop producing them. By continuing to use this website, you z to their use. I have only used this once so far. The rest can be stored. Be the first to review this item.

I am very pleased with this product. I did this and found e I’ll have to reduce the time further as the negatives came out a little too contrasty. Thus at the usual 1: I’ve had nothing but solid results.


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I switched to DDX because it was said to have suited the Delta range especially D and not because of any problem with Ilfosol. Honestly, I’ve stored the concentrate for 6 months after initial opening and it’s still spot-on. Please check your local sales tax laws. Do you already have an account? How much of working solution would i get out of a 0.

It didn’t fail quickly, but gradually when stored exactly according to Ilford’s own info. Apr 26, 7. A better solution all around than powders. Increased acutance is achieved where there is insufficient developer potential to allow replenishment of the exhausted solution in the rapidly developing highlights [BJP Annual ].

Works with great with most of Ilford’s films. I use it with Panf50 and FP4 and the results are really nice. Although Ilfosol-S is recommended by ilford for slow to medium speed films I’ve had the best results so far with HP5 but this is with medium format film.

According to Ilford the active ingredients are based on the two developing agents Phenidone 1-phenylpyrazolidone and hydroquinone paradihydroxybenzene. However, for greater economy, Ilfosol 3 can also be used with many films at a higher dilution of 1: Not only did Kodak honor the request for some odd sizes, they did it in a relatively prompt manner in most instances.

The lack of shelf life was the one pain – I have had more than one completely blank film due to a ‘mature’ bottle of Ilfosol S. Give it a go, personally I think Panf50 and Ilfosol is about the nicest combination Ilford produce.