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02-03-2019, 07:22 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Ilford Simplicity

I was surprised to see this interesting new line of film processing chemicals from Ilford:

SIMPLICITY STARTER PACK

Similar idea to the old Kodak Tri-Chem Pack, but improved - all liquid chemicals!

Even at discount this will never be the most economical way to develop your film,
but it will be very convenient for many, especially beginners and occasional users.

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02-03-2019, 08:17 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. The kit seems to be pricey (GBP 15? for single 120 film), but in some scenarios its use may make sense.
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Still, it's cheaper than lab processing.

I added a Simplicity Starter kit to my Freestyle Photo order.
I hope it might help interest my daughter in film photography.

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Really good if you have an old film camera you want to test before sale...

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Very cool, this is clever on their part for people who want to dabble with processing at home.
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Instead of just a one-shot developer you get one-shot development!
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I don't think it will catch on. For one thing, you will need to have purchased a dev tank, reel, changing bag and thermometer so why buy chemicals for only two films?

You can buy a 250ml bottle of rodinal and a 500ml bottle of fixer for the same price as this starter kit. Just add some cheap stop-bath and you have got enough to develop 20+ rolls. You can pick up some Ilfotol or Photo-Flo later.
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Kodak sold Tri-Chem Packs for many years. I never tried them but apparently for some they worked well.

The sealed sachets should have a very long shelf-life, and are always ready for use at a moments notice.
I develop film sporadically now, so this could be an option for me - once I use up my HC110 and Rodinal.

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