That Ilford ID-11 package to make five litres of ID-11 developer stock. Cost me GBP £9.78 plus £3.50 post & packing. Now I need to find a nice air tightish 5 L drum to store it in once I’ve made it up. Still, for goodness sake, its only a few quid more than a 1 litre packet. It means that I’ll be able to try developing with lower dilutions. 1:1 stock to water, or even pure stock. That’ll cut down my developing time. If I remember the table, pure stock instead of my usual 1:3 dilution, reduces developing time from twenty minutes to a mere six or seven minutes! Ordered.
Also ordered three Ilford HP5 135 (35 mm) films. Although I’m determined to as much as possible concentrate on medium format film photography, primarily home developed b&w with the Bronica SQ-A, I really would miss my little zone focus 35mm film compact cameras – the Olympus Trip 35, and even more so my highly pocketable Olympus XA2. Unfortunately the dog got hold of my Olympus XA2 yesterday. Looks OK, except with a few scratches on the body. Kudos. It has now also survived dog attack. I do wonder if I should finally reward my little XA2 Wonder with a light seal replacement. I haven’t seen them on sale on this side of the Pond, and importing a set costs a staggering seven quid plus. Still, at some point, my lovely ickle fifty pence XA2 deserves a refurbish. Here’s a recent home developed HP5 photograph from my Olympus Trip 35. Wonder how the XA2 will compare?
Photography at the Fun Fair. Olympus Trip 35 camera. Ilford HP5 Plus (400) film, home developed in Microphen.
Two posts in a day – Woot!