On Monday evening I finally finished of my last 3 sheets of Ilford Delta 100 4x5 in my Zero Image pinhole camera. Tuesday evening I developed them at home using my Paterson developing tank and Mod54 4x5 film sheet holder. Developed them in Ilford ILFOSOL 3.
I always develop my B&W at 20ºc, with the heatwave we are having in the UK at the moment I had trouble getting the chemicals below 22.2ºc, the bottles of Stop bath and Fixer were at 26ºc straight out the of bottle, water out our tap was no cooler than 22.2ºc, so had to put the bottles of chemicals in the freezer to try and cool them down, my Developer mix I placed in the fridge and was almost very tempted to add some ice cubes to help cool it down. thankfully after around 20 mins I managed to get everything down to temperature and stable.
My B&W developing process with Ilford Delta 100 and Ilford ILFOSOL 3
All chemical at 20ºc
- Add Developer mixed to a 1+9 ratio
- Agitate for the first 30 seconds, then every 10 seconds after every 30 seconds, for 5 minutes.
- Add Ilfostop Stop bath, agitate for 20 seconds then let sit for 40 seconds, pour back into bottle.
- Add Ilford Rapid Fixer, agitate for the first 30 seconds the 15 seconds every 1 minute, for 3-5 minutes (depending on how many times I have previously used it) pour back into bottle.
- Wash, under tap for around 5 minutes
- At the end of the wash add Ilford Wetting agent for a few seconds, mix ratio 1+200
- Pull film out of tank and hang to dry
List of Chemicals used
The Final Photos
The Bent Tent Peg
Form a camping trip at The Witterings, West Sussex
Beach Huts, West Wittering Beach
The Seven Sisters, East Sussex
Looking up a fence post.
After accidentally opening the film holder slightly
Next batch of film I am using for my Zero Image is Fomapan 100 4x5