Agfa Rodinol : LUSENET : Black_and_White_Photography : One Thread

Is here anybody, who use Agfa Rodinol.

-- Anonymous, March 19, 1997


I have tried using it. The recomended dev, times listed on the back junk. Way too thin negatives.

-- Anonymous, March 19, 1997

I have used Rodinal for 30 years. It is an old standby developer created in the l930s. I find that if I extend development time 2 minutes more than recommended on the label, I get the density that I want from my negatives. I also downrate my ISO on film. For example, I shoot Verichrome Pan at ISO 100 (instead of 125) and over develop it about 2 minutes. You get a nice consistent #3 contrast out of it. The other problem with Rodinal is that it does tend to swell the grain. If you develop at l to 50 that lessens grain size.

-- Anonymous, March 19, 1997

I've used it with varying success. With TMax 400 I ended up with negs I found too grainy for my taste. With TMax 100 in 4x5, it was nice, but not any advantage over my usual ID11, so I didn't change. For Tech Pan, diluted 1:100, I get good results.

-- Anonymous, April 09, 1997

Rodinal is a classic developer. At its recommended development times, and at 1:25 dilution, it gives full ISA ratings, with sharpness, edge effect and superb tonal rendition. If you are expecting fine grain you will be disappointed, but there are more important factors. Don't use it with films over 100ASA, and , preferably, use it with Agfapan 100 or Agfapan 25. The results are outstanding! If you use it with 400 ASA material you will get noticeable grain in flat, mid-grey areas - e.g. blue sky. Use it for its strengths - if you need fine grain, or rely on programmed/auto metering, use a different brew. Dilution at 1:50 gives heavier grain and flatter contrast.

-- Anonymous, May 11, 1997

Yes to Rodinol and high speed film

I use it all the time with HP5 and TriX (35mm and 120) for very tight and sharp grain. Works great when the enlargements are going to be about 6X or under. Beautiful for figure studies I print on non-glossy fiber paper. T-max and Rodinol I've not found a happy pair, however.

-- Anonymous, July 17, 1997

Agfa has a fine grain version of Rodinal-- Rodinal Special. In comes in 125ml bottle. I use highly diluted Rodinal-Special to develop 8x11mm Minox format Techpan film.

-- Anonymous, December 18, 1998

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