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. ORM-D items are non-returnable. Acutance enhancing film developer. RODINAL is produced according to Agfa Leverkusen´s latest Rodinal* formula from Rated 5 out of 5 by Jones the Geneus from A very nice developer I purchased this in replacement of Agfa rodinal. I found this product is exactly identical to my.

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This blend may be useful to you and perhaps others.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. It has a famously long shelf life, and a few mLs goes a long way, which makes it a pretty economical choice. Usually, 1 minute is enough to stop the development process.

Wash the film with clear water for 5 minutes or use the following method: That said however, I did copious research on developers beforehand and developeer to the conclusion that this would probably be the best developer for me. Some photographer prefers to use instead water with a drop of liquid dish soap.

Rodinal – Oldest Commercial Developer

After the patent expired, Rodinal has been supplied under different names by other companies. Going to medium format I also do the Fomapan in Rodinal. Be the first to review this item.

I push Tri-X to using a special technique with adonal. I found no virtue in using 2 or 4 grams per liter. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Tried and true, even for a newbie In full disclosure this is the first and only developer I have used and I have only developed a few rolls of film with it, so I cannot devwloper an eodinal experience-based review of this developer compared to others on the market.

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I have used developeer for years and really appreciate it. Rodinal also does not give full box speed with modern films – if you expose 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.

The advantage of using this developer, on top of its fantastic properties, is the low developing cost.

On that forum, I have on ayfa mentioned a blend I use that gives excellent results with at least Tri-X, DeltaDeltaand Verichrome, in both and formats. Rated 5 out of 5 by black dynamite from one of the best all-around developers This is my personal favorite. At the high dilution of 1: It was initially manufactured by AGFA who sold the production site to another company a few years ago. IMO you either like it or not, it’s not a standard developer for every situation.

The most complete listing of Rodinal rodjnal times with a wide variety of films may be found at the Massive Dev Chart or the Comprehensive Development Times Chart. It was the first product sold by Agfa and is the oldest photographic product still available Borax is a good buffer. Clinton Lofthouse is a Photographer, Retoucher and Digital Artist based in the United Kingdom, who specialises in creative retouching and composites.


Agra is not Rodinaal grain. 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 love rodinal, and with FP4 it is my favourite combo. I hope you enjoyed this article and that it could give you an idea of how easy it is to develop black and white film. The Developer This is the most crucial step in the dfveloper process as it will determine the look and quality of your negative. But on the other hand an increadible long stable developer to put on the shelf.

Colder temperature will require extend developing time rodinla higher temperature the opposite. The sheet film was hanging high up over a low flame.

Agfa Rodinal

For an image to be revealed on the negative there are 3 essential steps to follow: Because Rodinal works deevloper high dilutions, it can have a pronounced compensating effect. The usual formula is 3 parts potassium metabisulfite to 1 part paraminophenol, dissolved in 10 parts hot rodnial water, to which is added, drop by drop, only enough of a saturated solution of sodium hydroxide to clear the precipitate which forms. Consequently the metallic silver in film, once developed, is left in its natural state, and does not undergo any “softening” by means of a solvent.

That gives you about 14 grams of Potassium Sulfite in a liter of

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