I've googled for the whole night since I came back from photo lab with my chemicals. Film market is shrinking as retailers told me they were afraid of stocking too much chemicals if the sales could not get better. So I didn't get my R09, instead, I bought Microphen for my Tri-x.
The reason I chose Tri-x is very simple. I got scared by someone saying HP5+ can easily produce grains comparing to Tri-x. I've previously used HP5+ and haven't noticed much else except the high contrast. Anyway, since I've doing well with Tri-x, so Tri-x it is, I brought it home.
Now I have a problem.
I've already pushed my film to 1600, and the only thing in hand right now and in a foreseeable future is this Microphen, good for pushing HP5+.
So I have to try this combination.
I found this page:
Stefano mentioned his specs at the bottom of the very nice photo. 16' in stock. I would like to try it as a start point for a series of experiment for this combination and optimize it if possible.
My question is, Has anyone done similar things before? Is it worth of trying at all? And, if there is a possibility that it can be optimized, must it be in stock solution?
Since this is my first time developing film and I am caught in this peculiar situation, please give me some hint.Your input will help me through this journey, and it is highly appreciated. Thank you.