On a very special episode of Dev Party, we’re comparing developers! Specifically we’re comparing WD2D+ and HC-110 on Arista Ultra Edu 100 (Fomapan 100).
We skim the history of the developer and John Wimberley, the photographer who formulated it. We also discuss how bias might effect our opinions of developers and emulsions.
This was Eric’s very first time using WD2D+ and he was only a little bitchy about it.
Each step of the process is talked about and wondered over. WD2D+ is sort of a pain in the ass to use, but is it worth it? We find out!
Here are Vania’s Photos:
Top: Developed in HC-110B for 6 minutes.
Bottom: Developed in WD2D+ for 9 minutes.
And here are Eric’s:
One sheet in HC-110B for 6 minutes:
And one in WD2D+ for 9 minutes:
We also talk with last episode’s guest, David Chao, about how he develops film.
@davidchao.film on IG
Oh, and Eric then takes things too far and compares five different developers (WD2D+, HC-110, PMK, Rodinal, and D-23). He admits it’s totally not scientific, but has a favorite anyway.
Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits