Processing all of your B&W film at home is easier than ever with this magical and versatile Single-Step BW “Developer-Fix” monobath solution, akin to D96 motion picture developer but with no need for stop bath, fixer, or any other chemicals. Perfect for processing CineStill BwXX along with any other black & white film. No special charts, timers or apps needed! Just a processing tank and water. Foolproof self completing process that guarantees motion picture quality, the smoothest grain structure and crisp tonal curve.
The Df96 Monobath allows for a flexible processing in 3-6 minutes at any room temperature between 68-82°F (20-28°C). Just wash with water and hang to dry. No more complicated measurements or strict margins to deal with. Process 16+ rolls of black and white film with 1 liter of just one chemical with absolutely wonderful results!
Process all B&W Film:
Df96 monobath easily processes any standard black and white film at its native ISO. It is designed with traditional cubic-grain emulsions in mind, like BwXX, TriX and HP5, with high silver content. It also works well with tabular grain films with color dye technology, like Tmax, but require double the processing time to clear, and may come out of the bath with pink/purple dyes in the emulsion. This is normal and will fade away. High speed films such as P3200 and Delta3200 can be processed at their native ISOs between 1000-1600 by the instructions on the label, or pushed to 3200 by adding 10°F (6°C). All films can be pushed or pulled by adjusting temp. +/-10°F (6°C).
Processing Methods for Df96:
Development is increased more than fixing by temperature. Fixing and completion is accelerated by agitation, while decreasing development. Processing over 82°F (28°C) will result in pushed negatives with higher contrast and more pronounced grain. Below 68°F (20°C) renders pulled contrast negatives
*Temp tolerance is +/-2°F (1°C) and times are minimum. Feel free to extend processing time to ensure full fixing of film or removal of color dyes. Time does not affect development.