The oldest commercial developer still in production, Rodinal (formerly Agfa Rodinal, now sold as Adox Rodinal, Adonal, R09 One Shot) is famous for its contrast. It does not get more Rodinal than works together with former Agfa scientists on all Agfa-replacement you have used Agfa Rodinal* before. Rodinal is a classic developer–some would say the classic developer–that features fine grain and high acutance, perfect for use with Arista, Ilford and Foma .

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I had excellent results with Panatomic X extinct Adox Adonal Developer is a highly concentrated fine-grain, one-shot black and white film developer.

Grain is also a factor that will be influenced by the dilution. See any errors on this page? Agfa Rodina Special, my most favorite developer for developing Technical Pan, Ilford PanF was discontinued for more than a ordinal when Agfa chemical division was sold. I placed an order for two bottles of ml Rodinal Special for total of I used it for years in my traditional darkroom, but never scanned the negs.

Two films or one will get ml I aquired some Rodinal Special from the UK to try out. Adox sold it as Adolux APH Strictly speaking, fine-grain developers are those which have a solvent action – they dissolve away some of the edges of the clumps of silver grain that make aagfa a film image and thus make them smaller, giving finer grain.

He went on to become head of research at Kodak.

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One anecdote relates that a bottle of Rodinal, found in the ruins of a building in Germany after the World War II blitz, was perfectly usable after 30 years! I was always hesitant because of the grain. You must log in or sign up to reply here. I need only 1ml Rodinal Special to develop one roll of 9. With different rolls being exposed to several subjects of different contrasts, this is still possible with APX and Rodinal if the developer is used at different dilutions.


Rated 5 out of 5 by Jones the Geneus from A very nice developer I purchased this in replacement of Agfa rodinal. Plus points with Rodinal – it keeps a long time even in part-used bottles, it can be used at high dilutions so is economical and it gives very low base fog the areas of the film with no image are very clear.

Used as a normal developer, Rodinal gives fine grain with slow films and, as I said, a characteristic grain pattern with faster ones. As told visible grain but sharp and a good tonality.

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It is an acutance developer and therefore does nothing to reduce grain, but since most of my photography is medium format, grain is not an isue. I thought Rodinal was a great developer but it seems people say its give true grain results and even enhances it? Which is a big plus in an apartment! Just use the previous data. Because the recommended dilutions for Rodinal are between 1: An excellent developer, capable of delivering high accutance.

You don’t need to test the developing time again. It is not uncommon for photographers to add a solvent such as sodium sulfite to soften the granularity. I don’t know when these developers will be available in North America.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Tomas from As good as it gets. Discussion in ‘ Minox ‘ started abfa mtc photographyJul 7, It also has an extremely long shelf-fife and loses none of its potency even when turning from its original pale straw colour when new to the colour of strong tea after a year or more.


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Whatever developer you choose, agfq need to do everything exactly the same every time to get consistent results. Mike GammillMay 4, I love rodinal, and with FP4 it is my favourite combo.

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Starting inAdox reacquired the trade name and are allowed to use the Rodinal name in the United States. Rodinal is not a fine-grain developer but gives a characteristically tight grain pattern which some folks like and others don’t.

The results are predictable but vary with different film. It has a famously long shelf life, and a few mLs goes a long way, which makes it a pretty economical choice.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Rodinal also does not give full box speed with modern films – if you xgfa a roll of say Tri-X at ISO and develop for this, this is in fact push processing and contrast will rise and may become excessive, giving hard-to-print negatives if people say they hate Rodinal, it could be because this has happened with their films.