Ilford Microphen B&W Film Developer 1Ltr - Powder

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A fine-grain film developer with the special skill of push-processing fast films while keeping the grain characteristics. So perfect for winter months and dark lighting situations where you need to get the most out of your films and the available light!

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 10 rolls of black-and-white film (35mm or 120) at a time.

For developing times across multiple films please check the MassiveDevChart here


Form: Powder
Size: 1L
Capacity: 10 rolls (35mm or 120)
Perfect for: Fast films and push-processing


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 Ilford Microphen B&W Film Developer Kit 1Ltr today and dive back into the fun of B&W film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
ian simpson
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Architecture
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @iansimpsonphotography62
easy to use fine grain developer

This does exactly what it claims. Produces very fine grain and sharp negatives with relatively low contrast. For that reason it is best used on slow speed film. I have processed fomapan 200 in this and had outstanding results. I process films in a stock solution, which can be re-used a lot, though you can dilute it down for one-shot developing. I have used my stock solution 6 times now and its still going strong.

It is really easy to mix. Two sachets of powder in a litre of water and thats it. Shelf life of made up chemical is reasonable if stored in a dark bottle.

Chris Foster
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: Chrisf298
Good results over and over

I’m fairly new to developing at home and found this very easy to mix and use time and again.

John Tobias
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: P Doc
Easy to use and great definition

This is my preferred developer for Delta 100 and 400 really shine when processed in microphen and as it is supplied as powder, easy to keep a pack or two in best at 1:1 dilution but 1:3 not far behind in terms of quality and micro-grain....Thanks AW, as always

Mr Richard Palmer
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
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Great for pushing

I've been experimenting with pushing film and Microphen is recommended for this. The sample shots are Ilford HP5+ pushed 5 stops from ISO400 to ISO12800. That did mean developing it for 85 minutes, 1+3 at 24°c. You'll never be able to make posters either these, but it really copes well with pushing and the grain is as under control as you can hope. Really highly recommended.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: Nigel Kell flickr
My main developer

Use this with all sorts of 400ISO films, and gives excellent results at box speed or pushed. Even helps with those films where manufacturers ISO is a trifle optimistic......