My using materials
Films I usually use,135 size of Kodak Plus-X pan 5062, 120 size of Kodak Plus-X pan professional 6057, Fuji Neopan 400 PRESTO and ILFORD FP4 Plus. These films developing D-76(1:1) are obtained good result of matching with Oriental New Seagull G paper, I feel.
I have "pre-developing,
presoak "process before pouring the developer into the tank. It
pour the water of proper temperature into the tank, then, stir continuously
from 30 seconds to a minute.
The temperature control of chemicals are using water of 20 degrees C in a Styrofoam water tub. Cups in each chemicals are put in it and a tank during developing when not stirs time to keep temperature between developing
Examples of 135 size Kodak
Plus-X pan 5062 film.
Most important thing for making fine negatives is using fresh chemicals. Using old developer influences images, fog increase, obtain weak negatives. Using old stop bath and fixer influences that it is difficult to remove chemicals from film, then it is cause of contamination of film. I advise you the chemicals exchanges when it is used half of capacities that is written on each chemical's packages.
It is important for storage that its parts between fixing and drying. You must processing by new fixer, enough washing until stain of base is disappeared. Example of mine, washing for at least 30 minutes even if it's using with Hypo-clearing solution. If water temperature is below 20 degrees C, it pour water control of 20 degrees C in the tank and stir continuous during 5 minutes, before Hypo-clearing solution process.