PREMIER FILM PROCESSING
DR5 CHROME E6 BLACK AND WHITE NEGATIVE
DIGITAL SLIVER SCALA BLACK AND THITE SLIDE
Due to several inquires and comments about why ILFORD even publishes this recipe, over the use of dr5 for it's films - We wondered the same thing - Why would they want their processed film to look so bad??
The below images are the results of this test, exactly as published. NOTE: We mix chemistry every day here. NO errors were made and we ran this test 2 times.
Note the poor gradation, The mottling, the odd color-tones, The severe spotting in the highlights. These test images were shot on a cloudy day. The detail in the sky is almost gone in the original. The chromes looked so bad, we had to try to 'tweak' them in photoshop. "right-click" on each image to see at a larger size - use Firefox, Safari, Chrome - [Explorer will not expand the images].
The below images were tests shot, then processed in dr5, with the same film - DELTA100 - NOTE the fine gradation that this film is known for. The detail and grade-tone in the clear-blue sky, the sharpness, The flawless image quality.. etc..
ILFORD PROCESSED FILM - DMAX: 2.90
dr5 PROCESSED FILM - DMAX: 4.29
ILFORD-PUBLISHED 'REVERSAL-RECIPIE' TESTS