- Fujifilm Microphen Developer (powder, 1 pack for 1L, 10-12 rolls, reusable)
- Stopper (Fujifilm acetic acid 50%, mixed to 1.5% liquid, reusable within 24hr)
- Super Fujifix (liquid, reusable)
- Fujifilm QW Develop Flush Catalyst (powder, 1pack for 2L, reduce final-wash time, reusable)
- Fijifilm DRIWEL K (wetting agent, liquid, better than squeegee, reusable)
- warm up the developer (20°C±1)
- consult the film package for developing time
- pre-wash (20°C±1, 3m)
- develop (9m: agitate for the first 60s, then 10s every minute)
- stop (30s)
- wash (~15s)
- fix (7-8m, agitate for the first 60s, then 10s every minute)
- wash (~30s)
- Fuji QW (60s)
- wash (5m, running tap, take the lid off)
- wetting agent (30s)
- wash off and dry
Mix all the chemicals the day before. It takes some time for mixing and cooling.
I also use pre-wash to warm up the developing tank and films.
For chemicals the last 2 are optional but I recommend them. Depend on where you live, it might be easier/cheaper to get Kodak or Ilford, as the brand of the chemicals doesn’t really matter. some B&W films are developed with C41 (colour film) process, be aware.
I use binder clips for hanging films.
Make sure the development time is the same before loading different films into the same tank.
It’s much easier to fuck up films when loading them onto reels than during developing, just chill.