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Acufine Diafine Powder Film Developer (Makes 1 Quart)

B&H # ACDFDQ Mfr # DFD32
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You Pay: $29.95

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Product Highlights
  • Not Affected by Time/Temperature
  • Produces Ultra-Fine Grain
  • Maximum Acutance
  • Superb Resolution
  • Use Between 70-85°F
  • Does Not Required Replenishment
  • Has a Long Working Life
  • Two-Part Compensating Developer
  • Contains Both A and B Solutions

The Acufine Diafine Powder Film Developer is usable over a wide temperature range with one developing time for all black and white negative films. Fast, medium and slow films can be developed simultaneously without adjustment in developing time. The number of rolls that can be developed from this packet depends on the film type and format.

This item is a two-part compensating developer, and produces 1 quart of both A and B solutions.

Diafine is unsurpassed in its ability to produce the greatest effective film speed, ultra-fine grain, maximum acutance and highest resolution. Time and temperature have no practical effect if the minimum recommendations are observed. Diafine is an ultra-fine grain developer with the highest effective speeds
Level of solution can be obtained by adding fresh solution
Limits highlight development
Can accommodate up to two-stops increase beyond recommendations of the film
This item is a two-bath developer, and contains enough powder to make 1 quart of both solution A and solution B

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AcufineDiafine Powder Film Developer (Makes 1 Quart)
 
5.0

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        5.0

        tri-X 1250ISO

        By laster

        from nj

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Acufine Diafine Powder Film Developer (Makes 1 Quart):

            This and tri-x @1250, great combination.... Lasts forever..

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            5.0

            Use with Pan X

            By bob

            from ny,ny

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Consistent Reactions

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Pushing

            Comments about Acufine Diafine Powder Film Developer (Makes 1 Quart):

            Use to use pan X pushed to 400 and have grainless 11x16 prints that still look perfect, I wish that it was still available

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            5.0

            Excellent for high speed

            By smk

            from Providence, RI

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            Pros

            • Fast 33 minutes
            • No temperature constraint
            • Reusable

            Cons

            • Contrasty

            Best Uses

            • Low light

            Comments about Acufine Diafine Powder Film Developer (Makes 1 Quart):

            I use this to develop Tri-X exposed at 1600. If you follow the instructions it gives excellent negatives. A note about mixing the chemicals: Make sure you are within the prescribed temperature range, otherwise it will take a long long time for the powders to get completely dissolved.

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            5.0

            Great for a DIY darkroom

            By Joey

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Foolproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing
              • Scanning

              Comments about Acufine Diafine Powder Film Developer (Makes 1 Quart):

              Diafine is my favorite film developer. Why? It's simple, really: you don't need to worry your little heart about development time, or even for that matter about temperature! For almost any film you're processing, you soup it for three minutes in bath A, then three minutes in bath B. You can even throw different kinds of film in the same batch; with the exception of a couple of esoteric ones, all films get the same 3+3 treatment. As long as you're get yourself somewhere between 70º and 85º, temperature has no effect. Great if you're trying to put together a DIY darkroom in your apartment; no need for tempered water.

              Another upside: all your films get an ISO push in Diafine. You rate Tri-X at ISO 1600, for example, when processing in Diafine. Ilford Pan-F gets a bump from ISO 50 to 80.

              The only downside is that, since there's only one developing time and temperature has no effect, you can't push or pull process; you're stuck with the contrast and EI you've got. This is less of a problem if you're scanning your negatives, though; Photoshop is going to give you a far greater degree of contrast control anyway.

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              5.0

              Foolproof

              By Zug

              from Washington, DC

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Almost any BW Film
                • Use filtered water to mix

                Comments about Acufine Diafine Powder Film Developer (Makes 1 Quart):

                You can’t process B&W film any easier with this two-step process. Virtually impossible to mess up. For most films, its 3 min A and 3 min B, although there is extensive information on the Internet per the exact type of film you are using...whether that be from Kodak, Fuji, Foma, etc. Diafine also allows you to easily “push” film.

                Unless you are doing a ton of processing, I would go with the quart size, as the stock solution can be used over-and-over again. Some have said it has lasted them one year or more under moderate use.

                I called the factory and talked with one of their technical people and he suggested that I store the solutions in glass instead of plastic. So, I bought some Ball quart canning jars to hold the two different parts and keep them in total darkness when not in use.

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