Cinestill DF96 B&W Film Developer 1Ltr - Monobath
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.
- Make the solution up to 1L with warm (27C) water
- Bathe your exposed film in the solution - in the dark
- Hang to dry
- 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
|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!
I tend to use this developer with Eastman doubleX (or Cinestill BWXX), but also any other b&w film that arrives in the wonderful brown boxes from a certain wonderland. Since the developer was made for (as far as I’m aware) Eastman DoubleX it’s pretty much perfect; it gives fine grain, it’s super quick (I can be in and out of my darkroom in 15 minutes), with minimal fuss or anything else. And at £20 for 16+ rolls it’s great value.
Unless you’re very picky about getting specific developing results, you’re probably using something more technical than this anyway.
The photo here is Delta3200 on 120 format.
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)
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.
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?
This is brilliant
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