Some time ago i switched my main film from Rollei RPX 400 to Ilford HP5+. During same time started using Xtol and fell in love with that combination. All the shades seems to step so easily on their places and the contrast seems really nice and flexible. The combination is quite nice since i use Xtol stock diluted with water 1:1 so i can get the consistant one shot developing. Only down side to Xtol is the 5 liter packs. My trick is store the stock solution in 0,5 liter bottles with the air squished out. When developing i try to use whole bottle to make 1 liter of developer and sink three rolls in it.
Again very pleased with the results of Ilford HP5 plus. good dynamics, details in dark areas and pleasant grain. Easy to scan and only very little editing is needed. Continue reading
Finally went to darkroom and develop few rolls of film. Its already (finally) summer here but some of the pictures, like these three, are from the beginning of this year.
Film and developer: Ilford HP5 Plus + R09 1+50 (11 min.).