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 LeverkusenĀ“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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Paraminophenol is a developing agent with unique properties: I love rodinal, and with FP4 it is my favourite combo. The Stop Bath When the development time is over, we need to deactivate the developing agent with a stop bath. Most importantly it will give brilliant negatives to work from with as much gradation of tone as can be reproduced on modern printing papers.

How I develop black & white film with Rodinal

Develooer can then be repeated again and again with guaranteed results every time. I have even heard of dilutions as high as 1: Lastly, it’s history speaks for itself, think of it as good old reliable!

In it was sold again to Connect Chemicals Ratingen, Germany.

To find out more, including how to agga cookies, see here: The water temperature should be at 20 degrees celsius. One of Rodinal’s undoubted attributes is its incredible shelf life, with half-opened bottles reported to last over 40 years.

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To discover more of his personal work check out his Instagram. Scanning often enhances grain even more, so it maybe a good developer for the analogue process, but not for hybrid workflow.


Once you are confident with this, I suggest to try developing colour film too. Consequently the feveloper silver in film, once developed, is left in its natural state, and does not undergo any “softening” by means of a solvent.

My practice has always been to use 5 milliliters in milliliters of water for the 1: You can find a lot of different developers and each of them has its own characteristics.

HCl, 20 grams ascorbic acid, 30 grams sodium sulfite, and 10 grams Red Rodinak Lye to a liter of water. The agitation sequence will also impact the contrast and grain size.

As soon as you stir in the sulfite, you will see the same sort of precipitate that you see when mixing Formulary Rodinal. I know that infectious development is very important to process photography of line art.

Agfa Rodinal

It begins with an invisible latent image in only a molecule or two in a crystal and spreads to the rest of the crystal. Rodinsl exposure and development would give a high contrast negative which would need manipulation at the printing stage to show shadow and highlight detail in the finished print.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The most commonly used is probably the Kodak Photo-Flo but there are other good ones that will do the same job.

Going to medium format I also do the Fomapan in Rodinal. So far I have been extraordinarily pleased with its performance!


It reduces the pH of a sodium or potassium hydroxide solution. This is not necessary but recommended to avoid water marks when the film dries. But on the other hand an increadible long stable developer to put on the shelf. SCLApr 30, It requires minimum sulfite, which is why all those developers are kept in two parts. But after playing with it a few times, Im actually really happy with the grain! I use this for semi-stand developing.

I take devepoper the bottle as I need. It has very good edge effect. But I have used it rodimal the past with 35mm and medium format Ilford and Kodak as well. Borax is a good buffer. Compensating developer At the high dilution of 1: Email required Address never made public. Because over-development, or an increase in developer strength, cannot appreciably raise the density of the exposed shadow areas in the region of lightly exposed silver halides there is almost nothing to actually over-developthe developer strength or developing time can be varied to lower or increase the highlight rodimal.

There is really nothing bad I can think of about this developer. When the solution is ready, pour it in the developing tank for 10 minutes. It was the first product sold by Agfa and is the oldest photographic product still available