For sharp images with excellent contrast control.
FX-39 II is based on Willi Beutler´s formula for Neofin Red, but was further developed by Geoffrey Crawley. Makes very good use of the film’s full ISO-rating. It’s possible to double the film's ISO by adjusting the development times. FX-39 II can be used in various dilutions in order to develop low-sensitivity films with at least 6-minutes developing time. Especially good for films up to 200 ASA.
Well suited for school-photography because of the high equalizing power, low toxicity (no GLS labeling necessary) and easy of use (liquid concentrated one shot developer).
Standard dilution is 1+9 used as a “one shot” developer.
At 1+14 the time should be multiplied by 1.5 and at dilutions of 1+19 develop for twice as long as with the standard dilution.
If you want the finest grain possible then developers like Adox Atomal are the optimal solution. FX-39 harmonizes excellently especially with all low and medium speed films. In the ISO 400/27° class the best results are obtained with Kodak Tri-X, Kodak T-Max 400, Ilford Delta 400 and Fuji Neopan 400. If needed FX-39 can also be used for increasing film speed by 1 stop (push processing).
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