my dad loves poison and chemicals. he is always spraying something that will kill you, eventually, though it has not killed him...yet. chemicals and chemical companies do not care if their products kill you. go read about round-up weed killer. monsanto is a reprehensible corporation. just do a search. it's not pleasant.
so, i do not like chemicals.
so i use caffenol to develop my black and white work.
i use this formula:
i was using ilford, but it is really expensive and i dunno, i just like making photographs. i am using ultrafine xtreme 400 with a red glass filter. the rating wore off the brass, so i am not sure about that. i don't get hung up on technical details at all. i just really don't care. i like the feeling i get making them and the next feeling i get in sharing them. people get hung up on gear and i just don't get it. i'll read people who obsess over techincal data and have thousands of dollars worth of amazing cameras and lenses and thier work is...technical: without life.