View from the top……. testing Spur Ultraspeed Vario

TimDobbsPhotography-4008Amy came home from Uni for a couple of weeks and she fancied a walk up the valley, so as I had just received some new sample film developer from Spur Photochemie http://spur-photo.com/ in Germany I loaded up the OM2n with some ilford FP4 and rated it at 400 iso to test how the developer performed.

TimDobbsPhotography-4005The developer in question was Spur Ultraspeed Vario and is used when you want to push or pull your film and keep as much detail and contrast in your negatives possible.

It is a 2 bath dev and this is the 1st time that I have processed this way.

Both mixes were 1+11 when rating FP4 at 400 and was processed 5 minutes for the 1st bath and followed by 15 minutes for the 2nd.

Agitation was 30 sec constant inversions then stand for the remaining 4:30 and the 2nd bath was also 30 sec constant inversions then twice every minute thereafter.

TimDobbsPhotography-4009The results were very impressive indeed, the shadow/highlight detail was excellent and the sharpness and contrast were great too.

TimDobbsPhotography-4018I will try pulling some FP4 next just to get a comparison and will post the results.TimDobbsPhotography-4017

Thanks for looking

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3 thoughts on “View from the top……. testing Spur Ultraspeed Vario”

    1. Hi Bruce, SPUR do have TriX rated at 1600 in their Datasheet that they provided but I don’t have any TriX at the moment, the datasheet also has Tmax400 at 1000 ISO so I may try that.

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