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Cinestill DF96 B&W Film Developer 1Ltr - Monobath

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A fantastic Monobath solution that ships in powder form for simple, easy home-developing.

Enough chemicals to process over 16+ rolls of black-and-white film, this simple-step solution means you only need one processing tank, and some water to rinse your film at the end.

Super-fast development of regular B&W film: just 3 mins at 27 degrees C!

Push/pull by adjusting temperature (6 degrees C per stop), fully-archival, odour-free and generally pretty painless.

Processing Steps:

  1. Make the solution up to 1L with warm (27C) water
  2. Bathe your exposed film in the solution - in the dark
  3. Rinse
  4. Hang to dry
  5. That's it!

    NB: exception rules apply for Bergger Pancro, Adox CMS, and Rollei Retro 80S and JapanCameraHunter Streetpan. For full information on film needs please refer to the Cinestill data sheet


    Form: Powder
    Size: 1L
    Capacity: 16+ rolls (35mm or 120)
    Perfect for: Simple one-step process


    Where we ship

    When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Cinestill DF96 B&W Film Developer Kit 1Ltr - Monobath today and dive back into the fun of B&W film photography!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 26 reviews
    Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
    Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
    Accreditation Handles: @bymollylauren
    Amazing for First Time Developers!

    I had never developed any film before using this and it was a great introductory developer! The fact it was a monolith was so useful and really simplified the whole process, making it less intimidating for me. Really easy to use and gave me amazing black and white shots!! (The colours on the film were my fault completely (the solution got shook and bubbled - but I love how they turned out! Beginner's luck I guess haha)

    Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits
    Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
    Works for me.

    Go online and you'll find lots of people who have trouble with df96 but I have to say that I'm pretty happy with it. Sure I can get slightly better exposures with other developing methods but I love how fast this makes b&w and I'm happy with the results. I use it almost exclusively for pushing film +1 or +2 and it works well for either - if you're after that high contrast grainy look.

    Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography, Travel
    Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
    Could this be the fool proof developing kit

    Can you go wrong? Yes but would be a silly reason instead of a simple mistake
    Is it easy? Yes only a couple of steps I stead of lost of jobs to do
    How long does it take?
    3-5 mins

    This is brilliant

    Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Travel
    Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
    Accreditation Handles: I.H Freeman
    There is no downside

    I was hesitant to purchase this since it seemed too good to be true. After much research looking into the pros and cons of using it, I really couldn't find any. Having mucked up a role of film from a trip to Venice in the past because I had messed up the order of the 3 step process, I knew how frustrating it was to waste rolls like that - especially after you had shot the entire thing. I bought this and it worked absolutely superbly
    N.B - I developed some Fomapan 200 and it went a funny colour and once left in a bottle for a few days there was a sediment at the bottom but this didn't seem to effect the process at all. I would also recommend storing it in a brown glass/opaque bottle - whilst the processing wasn't developed, there was definitely a grey that built up on the outside of the bottle

    Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography, Travel
    Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
    Accreditation Handles: @hudsonjrippon
    Excellent for beginners

    I've recently started developing black and white with the individual chemicals which does come out a lot better, however fresh df96 does do a very good job and considering how simple it is and how fast it is, is absolutely brilliant for beginners. My biggest complaint with DF96 is how the latter rolls come out when the chemicals get exhausted but within the recommended limit.