Bergger BRF-200

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by MikeK, May 26, 2003.

  1. MikeK

    MikeK Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Walnut Creek
    Large Format
    Yesterday I went to my local photo supply store to stock up on my normal films and low and behold they had some Bergger BRF-200 in both 120 roll and 4x5 sheet film. I could not resist so I bought 25 sheets of 4x5 and 5 rolls of 120. The 4x5 is tucked away in the fridge as all my holders are loaded. But the 120 roll-film is in my bag and I will be heading out the door in the next couple of hours.

    I have heard this film has a nominal EI of 100 and and develops well in Pyro. The instructions also give times for D-23 diluted 1-3. Both are stock developers for me but I have never tried D-23 at this dilution but imagine it could give sharp results as the quantity of sulfite by volume is dramatically reduced.

    Has anyone tried the D-23 combo?

    Hope you all have a great day

  2. David Hall

    David Hall Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    South Pasade

    Both PMK and ABC and BPF really work well together. If you're going to enlarge that 120 negative, I suggest PMK because BPF is pretty grainy all by itself, and the grain is made even more evident by a pyro developer.

    You'll be very happy with the results. One SURE to use distilled water with in the pyro developer because if you're not careful the BPF film base stains significantly. I find the more distilled water I use in the process, the clearer the film base.

    It's great stuff. Have fun!