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Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml)

B&H # ILISB500ML MFR # 1893870
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Product Highlights
  • Liquid Concentrate
  • Use For Black and White Film
  • Minimal Odor
  • Use for Tank, Tray or Dish Processing
  • Extends Life of Your Fixer
  • Goes Yellow to Purple When Exhausted
  • Normal Dilution is 1+19

Ilford Ilfostop is a low odor acid stop bath. Normally, when development is completed, films and papers are subjected to a stop bath rinse. This immediately halts the developing process by neutralizing the developer.

Following this, the film or print is exposed to fixer (hypo). The advantage of the stop bath process is that it extends the life of the fixer. Some people do not use stop bath and, in that case, you must use an inordinate amount of fixer to erase the effects of the developer. If a stop bath is not available or chosen, the film or print should be thoroughly soaked in a water bath or rinse - with frequent changing of the water supply. Stop bath gives you the assurance that your developing stage is completely "over" and that none of the developer will be carried over to the fixer.

Ilfostop contains an indicator dye that is pH sensitive and changes color from yellow to purple as the stop bath becomes exhausted. It is specifically recommended for dish and tray processing of paper or deep tank processing of film.

It should be noted that Ilford recommends that gloves, eye protection, apron or overall be worn when handling and mixing all chemicals.

Note! Never let developer become contaminated with a stop bath solution

Ilfostop concentrate will keep for 5 years in full airtight bottles and 12 months in half full tightly capped bottles
It will stay fresh as a working solution for 7 days
500ml will make 10 liters of working solution
A full working strength solution will produce 150 135-36 or 120 films or 600 20.3x25.4cm (8x10") RC prints or 300 20.3x25.4cm (8x10") FB prints
Quantity 500ml (17 fluid ounces, approx)

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IlfordIlfostop Stop Bath (500ml)
 
4.9

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent reactions (22)
  • Easily cleaned (12)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing (24)
    • Photography (8)
    • Printing (6)
    • Enlarging (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Excellent Stop Bath

    By Chris E.

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions
    • Easily Cleaned

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Developing

      Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

      This stuff mixes well, is reusable, and does exactly what it's supposed to. No complaints!

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      5.0

      It Works

      By Prodigynumber1

      from Orlando

      Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

      What can I say? It does its job. I use Ilford films and Ilford developers, so naturally I chose the Ilford stop bath.

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      5.0

      Works

      By Prodigynumber1

      from Orlando

      Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

      What can I say? It does its job. I use Ilford films and Ilford developers, so naturally I chose the Ilford stop bath.

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      5.0

      stop bath

      By photodude

      from new england

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

            I bought this for use in my big box camera, sort of like an instant film camera, anyway I just wanted some cheap reliable chemicles and that is what i got.

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            5.0

            works great

            By mel

            from georgia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Consistent Reactions
            • Easily Cleaned

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing
              • Photography

              Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

              easy to use, to mix, to store, and low odor. great product

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              5.0

              Easy, FAST and low odor

              By NMB

              from NY, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Reactions

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Developing

                Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                Easy to mix, use and store. Economical, low odor and consistent, like ALL Ilford products

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                5.0

                Better than a water bath.

                By CJ

                from Columbia, MD

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                Completely stops development.

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                5.0

                Works like a charm

                By Keith in Calhoun

                from Calhoun, GA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Reactions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Developing

                  Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                  Super-easy to mix and appears to work perfectly. I wish the bottle was more collapsible. If it were, you could squeeze out the excess air to maximize shelf life.

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                  5.0

                  thank you

                  By philip

                  from los Angeles CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Developing

                    Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                    fast delivery, clean new product, good price.

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                    5.0

                    Great

                    By Rod

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Consistent Reactions
                    • Easily Cleaned

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                        Always buy Ilford, very consistent.

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                        5.0

                        First Time User

                        By danshoeco

                        from Athens, GA

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                            • Developing
                            • Photography

                            Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                            Read the technical data sheet online BEFORE you mix the product. Reason I say this is....... nowhere on the packaging that I could find... (and the printing is microscopic), did it state that once mixed, you have seven (7) days to use it. Otherwise than inadequate labeling it was very fast and easy to prepare. Now I know better!! Cheers.

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                            5.0

                            Necessary

                            By Rubenest

                            from Tucson, AZ

                            About Me Casual Photographer

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                                  Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                                  As describe. Easy to use and great results.

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                                  4.0

                                  Low Odor, Easy to Use, Crummy Bottle

                                  By Richard

                                  from Orlando, Florida

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Long lasting
                                  • Low Odor

                                  Cons

                                  • 3x Cost of Kodak
                                  • Cardboard Under Cap
                                  • Crummy plastic bottle

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Developing
                                  • Photography

                                  Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                                  Kodak stop bath makes 30 liters for the same price, but is so concentrated that it really stinks. The ilford only makes 10 liters, but is easier to work with, not syrupy, and smells neutral.

                                  Kodak stop bath and ilfostop are basically identical, except that Kodak is equivalent to three bottles of Ilfostop for the same price. If you don't mind the smell, buy the Kodak instead.

                                  The bottle has cardboard underneath, which starts to disintegrate once the foil seal is broken. I had to filter out the paper pulp and pour into a glass bottle. Kodak uses a full plastic cap that has no problems. I pour everything into glass bottles anyway, so this doesn't bother me. Like all Ilford bottles, they are irritating to open with child proof caps.

                                  I still give it 4 stars because its nicer to work with if you only develop film on occasion. I shoot enough rolls that I eventually switched back to Kodak stop bath.

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                                  5.0

                                  Easy stop bath.

                                  By Turkeyhunter

                                  from Alva, OK

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                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Consistent Reactions
                                  • Easily Cleaned

                                  Cons

                                  • Na

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                                    I have used this stop bath for 29years.

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                                    5.0

                                    Ilford Stopbath

                                    By greviousangell

                                    from Montana

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                                    Good product

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                                    4.0

                                    Works like a charm

                                    By Jackie like the Chan

                                    from Portland, ME

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Consistent Reactions
                                    • Easily Cleaned

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Developing
                                      • Photography

                                      Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                                      Only stop bath I've used and it lasts a long time! great for my personal darkroom!

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                                      4.0

                                      It works!

                                      By DuckDuckNINJA

                                      from Richmond, VA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Reactions
                                      • Easily Cleaned

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Construction

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Developing

                                      Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                                      Only stop bath I've used so far. No problems so far. Seems for its small size, it will go for quite awhile.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great product!

                                      By Rod

                                      from Near Philadelphia, PA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Reactions
                                      • Easily Cleaned

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Developing

                                        Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                                        I use this along with Ilford DD-X, Rapid Fix, and Edwal LFN to develop my 120 and 35mm film. I've used this product four times so far and I haven't had an issue and the negatives come out great. The films I've used are Ilford HP-5 and Kodak Tri-X 400. This stop bath is easy to mix and use.

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                                        5.0

                                        Goes a long way!!!!

                                        By Life Photo

                                        from Oshkosh, WI

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Reactions

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Developing
                                          • Photography

                                          Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                                          This little bottle surprised me with how many batches it makes. A lot of darkroom demos can be given with this small bottle.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great product

                                          By Coyote April

                                          from Ventura

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Reactions

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Developing
                                            • Photography

                                            Comments about Ilford Ilfostop Stop Bath (500ml):

                                            Used in a home darkroom and exactly as described!

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