Adox's Atomal 49 is a universal ultra-finegrain developer for all types of B&W films with high contrast-control. We ship it to you in powder form for easy mixing at home and long shelf life (>3 years)
The three packets included contain enough chemicals to process 50 rolls of black-and-white film at 2+1 dilution, or 100 rolls at 1+1 dilution for one-roll developing. This means you can mix the full pack (or a smaller amount) and store in liquid form for up to 6 weeks while developing single rolls as you shoot.
To push your film by one stop increase developing times by x1.33; to push by two stops increase developing times by x1.77
This formulation used to be known as Calbe 49. Also available from our store in 1L quantities.
For developing times across multiple films please check the MassiveDevChart here
|50+ rolls (35mm or 120)
|Fine grain; contrast control
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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 Atomal 49 B&W Film Developer Kit 5Ltr - Powder today and dive back into the fun of B&W film photography!
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I've now developed a couple of rolls of Adox CHS 100 ll and a roll of FP4+ with this developer, and the results are great!
I would however recomend mixing the developer the night before you intend to use it, as I found it doesn't fully disolve that easilly...leave it overnight in a bottle, then give it a real good shake before using for the first time seems to be the best way I would say. The shot of the Drummer is on Adox CHS 100 ll, and the Church Tower is on FP4+. Both were developed in Atomal 49 at Stock
I've found this powder developer quite easy to use. I'm still working through my first 1 litre mix since I'm using a tube developer for 5 x 4" which only needs 60ml per neg. It has lasted a month so far, but the liquid is looking a bit darker now. Perhaps its time to mix some more, though I haven't seen any change in the results yet. As I've only started film developing recently I don't have any other products for comparison. 8 minutes at 20 deg C seems about right for FOMA 200.
(the next heading should say 'product' rather than 'film').