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Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:33 am
by pentaxpete
I have been doing a lot of processing using Geoffrey Crawley's FX-4 Formula ( 1974 version ). I found it is good for outdated films. I have used it diluted 1+1 and 1+3. For ORWO NP22 dated 1993 ( 120 size) and 1992 ( 35mm size) I found for 1+1 dilution 8 minutes 15 seconds and for NP20 35mm 7 mins 45 seconds. For a batch of 01/191 dated Agfapan 25 I rated it at 20 ASA and found 12.5 mins @ 20oC for 1+3 dilution gave very good acutance and fine grain and no 'Fog Level'. I never see photos here inserted -- can i insert some results?

Re: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:40 am
by Keith Tapscott.
Hi Pete, what you can do is post a link to your Flickr page.

Out of interest, what is it you perceive that FX4 does that other developers don't? Just curious that all.

Re: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:04 pm
by pentaxpete
Yo Keith !! well -- I find FX-4 is good for outdated films-- it gets good shadow details, low fog level and diluted as I use it. good 'acutance' and I have fun making it up ! I know some people say that 'Three Developing Agents Metol, Hydroquinone and Phenidone' are not necessary but Good Old Geoffrey Crawley must have found something in the Formula.
here is my 'Flickr' page with my Experiments on it ----
https://www.flickr.com/photos/25850987@N03/

Re: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:48 am
by Keith Tapscott.
pentaxpete wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Yo Keith !! well -- I find FX-4 is good for outdated films-- it gets good shadow details, low fog level and diluted as I use it. good 'acutance' and I have fun making it up ! I know some people say that 'Three Developing Agents Metol, Hydroquinone and Phenidone' are not necessary but Good Old Geoffrey Crawley must have found something in the Formula.
here is my 'Flickr' page with my Experiments on it ----
https://www.flickr.com/photos/25850987@N03/
Hi Pete,

Apparently, Tetenal Ulfrafin Liquid, Neofin Blue and Fotospeed FD10 also contain all three agents.

Re: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:34 am
by RobertD
Isn't it odd that Neofin Blue contains all three agents? Or am I missing something?