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Developing Times for Ilford Delta 400

John Hicks’ Recommendations for New Ilford Delta 400

Developer

Dilution

Exposure

Time

Temperature

E.I.

Ilfosol-S

1:14

N+1

11 m 45 s

68 F

500/800

Ilfosol-S

1:14

N

10 m 35 s

68 F

500

Ilfosol-S

1:14

N-1

9 m 30 s

68 F

400

Comments:  All times for continuous rotary agitation. N+1 time can also be used for an EI 800 push.

Nigel Smith’s Recommendation for New Ilford Delta 400

Developer

Dilution

Time

Temperature

E.I.

Ilford DD-X

1:9

10 m 30 s

20 C

400

Comments:  Initial 'martini' shake then 3 inversions/min.

Melvin Bramley’s Recommendation for New Ilford Delta 400

Developer

Dilution

Time

Temperature

E.I.

Xtol

1:2

15 m

20 C

400

Comments:  Agitiation by inversion for first 30 seconds then 15 seconds per minute.  Nice  results with 35mm.  I have yet to find a good time for 6X6.

David R. Williams’ Recommendation for New Ilford Delta 400

Developer

Dilution

Time

Temperature

E.I.

PMK

1:2:100

16 m

70 F

320

Comments:  Agitation in Paterson small tank by end-over-end tank inversions with  continuous agitation for the first 30 seconds followed by 2 inversions every 15 seconds.

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