Ilford ILFOTEC DD-X Developer (1 Liter)

Ilford ILFOTEC DD-X Developer (1 Liter)

Ilford ILFOTEC DD-X Developer (1 Liter)

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Ilford ILFOTEC DD-X Developer (1 Liter)

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Ilford ILFOTEC DD-X is a fine grain developer which gives full film speed. It produces negatives which are easy to print.

Correctly exposed negatives developed in ILFOTEC DD-X have a full range of tones, with depth in the shadows, a smooth transition through the mid-tones and bright, detailed highlights. ILFOTEC DD-X is designed to complement the features of Ilford films, especially the range of Ilford Delta Professional films. In particular, it is recommended for use with Delta 3200 Professional film rated at EI 3200/36. It also gives excellent results when used with quality black and white films from other manufacturers. ILFOTEC DD-X is supplied as a liquid concentrate for one-shot use. Should be diluted 1+4 with water before use. ILFOTEC DD-X working strength solutions should not be kept for more than 24 hours.

Development time in tanks (68°F/20°C) for Ilford Delta 3200 Film (EI 800): Diluted 1+4 = 7 min. (EI 3200): Diluted 1+4 = 9.5 min.
UPC: 019498155055
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Ilford 1177857 specs

Chemistry Type Film Developer
Powder/Liquid Liquid
Liquid Volume 1 x 33.8  fl oz / 1.0  L
Packaging Infobxfddexesfac
Package Weight 3.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 3.4 x 2.7"

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ILFOTEC DD-X Developer (1 Liter) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finest grain developer In my 48 yrs using b&w film, I have never found one that is perfect for all films until I started using Ilford DD-X. It produces grain so fine on my 6x9 negs, it is difficult to find even when using the best grain-focusing tool. And the gradation between highlights and shadows is spectacular. It is very easy to use. I use a 1-10 dilution ratio with all films rated E.I 100-400 (Fuji, Ilford, Kodak and Emke) and develop for 12 minutes at 68d with 5 sec. agitation every 30 secs. You may have to tweak those numbers to fit your own enlarging system, but it works for me on both my Beseler 23 and my Leitz enlargers.
Date published: 2008-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great developer for medium speed film shooters! A very predictable developer that yields great results. I shoot a majority of my black and white on Ilford films, which makes my developing times consistent and my images always turn out great. I have used a handful of different black and white developers, all have had different results but all good in their own ways. If you find yourself shooting a majority of your black and white film on Ilford, then I would recommend this developer. Its not so much about any developer being better than another, rather its about getting used to how a developer reacts to your film over time. Its very much a comfort thing.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still my favorite I've tried a bunch of different developers over the years, D-76, XTOL, F76, TMax and a few I've probably forgotten, DD-X is still my favorite for ISO 400 films. It produces fine grain, full speed, and is great for pushing film a few stops when needed. I primarily use it with Fuji Neopan 400 these days, which I've pushed up to 1600 when necessary and I get great results. The chemical will last a long time, even after being opened, which is great since I only develop a few rolls a month. I split it into 4 250mm bottles, but in the past have kept the Ilford bottle for months gradually going through the chems, I never had a problem with the chemical going bad. It's one of the more expensive developers out there, but to me its definitely worth it.
Date published: 2012-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first impressions It's easy to use and works great. I've used it on Ilford and Fujifilm without a problem. At a 1 to 4 ratio to water mix, you'll run out of this stuff fairly quick. I recently ordered the Ilford HC developer which is a concentrate and works at a 1 to 31 ratio. I haven't used it enough to make a comparison but that's another option. From what I understand, you don't want the developer to sit on the shelf too long so if you're doing fewer batches I would say go for the DD-X. If you find you're ordering a new one each week, switch to the HC. If you want to use this with other films besides Ilford, Google Massive Dev Chart. They also happen to have a handy smartphone app by the same name. Hope this helps.
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and convenient to use This is my usual developer and I've used it for Delta 100, 400, and 3200; Pan F; HP5; and Kodak Tri-X. It's easy to mix, has no real smell, and works relatively quickly. It also develops pretty much all Ilford film, and is really your only choice for any Ilford films shot at 3200. I've been very happy with it and try to always keep a bottle on hand. It does have a shelf life so you'll need to use it quickly once the bottle is opened (in a few months.)
Date published: 2008-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tonality Best developer with all Ilford film. You get fantastic tonality, fine grain and dynamic range in your negs. Easy to mix and work. Superior results with push/pull. My favorite combo is Delta 100 pro and DD-X. See photo
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use for a novice I've only been developing film for a couple months, and have done about half a dozen rolls so far. I've used DD-X to develop the following: Fresh Ilford film in speeds 100, 400 and 3200 Fresh Kodak Tmax 100 Expired Kodak Tmax 400 (expired 20 years but recently exposed.) Expired Kodak Verichrome Pan (exposed 50+ years ago) Expired Kodak Verichrome Pan (recently exposed, expired 50+ years ago) Results were great every time! I've never tried any other developer, but at this point I have no need as DD-X has worked very well for me.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Developer I was introducted to this developer by accident. I was using Rodinal and when I couldn't get it, a friend loaned me some Ilfotec DD-X and I was sold from the first roll of film I developed. Beautiful negatives, good tonal range, fine grain with Ilford and Foma films. I have not tried it with T-Max yet.
Date published: 2011-06-08
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