Here I'm going to put some of the things I've learnt in the course of messing with film cameras since February 2020. This is as much for personal documentation as anything else.
This is entirely subjective to my setup, your mileage may vary. All numbers are derived from Ilford's own datasheets. I've been using my Paterson System 4 tank, with agitation by 4 inversions at the start, then 4 every minute thereafter. (Agitated the 2374 Sound recording half as much)
|Film||Shot at||Expiry||Shot in||Developer||Dev temp (degrees Celsius)||Developer dilution||Developer time (minutes)|
|Kentmere Pan 400||400||2025||2021||Ilfosol 3||20||1+9||6:30|
|HP5+ 400||200||2003||2021||Ilfosol 3||14||1+9||11:00|
|Kodak 2374 Sound Recording||100||?||2021||Euro HC||18||1+63||11:00|
|Fomapan Action 400||320||2024||2021||Euro HC||20||1+31||6:00|
Advice: if you are going to dev using a Paterson tank, get an AP spiral for it. No sense suffering in the dark, trying to cut the leader off level when you can feed in the leader and all and it'll just work.
I really like the contrast this gives, minimal grain at decent speed. You must be aware of the centre markings and shoot accordingly
Pictures were taken on Canon EOS 5 with kit zoom. Developed as per table above. Negatives were dirty when scanning, I need to do something about that
Shot on my Minolta 7000 with 50mm 1.7
Shot on Agat 18 (Half frame with 28mm f/2.8 lens)
My kit as of 1/3/2022