This last month I thought I would turn my hand to trying some film developing. This impulse was fueled further by the fact New55 had produced a new type of film developer called R5 Monobath. You can find the developer here: https://shop.new55.net/collections/frontpage/products/r5-monobath-developer
The Monobath from New55 is super simple to use and really loves 35mm. I never really got to give it a fair run on 120 film and plan on doing so later next month. I developed several types of film through it, Kodak TX400, Kodak TMax and some Ilford HP5 400 Plus too. I managed to get about 6 rolls in total out of it on the last roll the developing was really flat and I had to modify it a lot in Photoshop to compensate.
It's super simple to use and produced some good results, i am going to explore the Kodak D76 developer next month and will try to write about that on here too.
I have been reading up on the D76 Developing and it seems to be a lot more involved compared to the R5, but cannot compare the finished results yet. It will be interesting to see how they contrast and compare.
I shot all of the following photographs on my Leica M7 with a 40mm f2 lens. I did experience a strange situation with the Leica and the Ilford HP5 film; it kept jamming up at frame 20/25 on a 36 exposure roll. At first I thought there was something wrong with the camera, but when I ran Kodak film through it, it worked seamlessly. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this, if so, please share as I still have not ascertained what is happening.
Thanks for following and hope you give the New55 a go, it's about $25 per container, shipping is a little high, so I think i will save up and buy a few more containers to make the shipping worth it.
You can see more of the images I developed on my Instagram page @relevantlens