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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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I stopped by an ancient studio to help out on a project. They exist in liquid or powders that need to be mixed with water.

Rodinal / Adonal

Steve Anchell’s ‘ Rodinal-type Developer ‘ starts with grams of Potassium Metabisulfite and will wind up with about grams of Potassium Sulfite per liter of stock solution if you use Potassium Hydroxide. He calls it PCK.

Chart of Developing Times for Rodinal. It appears that ascorbates also do so. This developer has a extremely long shelf life so I never worried that it will go bad yet.

There is really nothing bad I can think of about this developer.

What an amazing solution for black and white work. Some will have a fine grain, others low or high contrast for example. I use this for semi-stand developing.

It seems everybody’s experience varies. One of the advantages of Rodinal is consistency. Both these developing manipulations should produce corresponding negatives with tonal ranges which have a ratio of 1: HCl, 20 grams ascorbic acid, 30 grams sodium sulfite, and 10 grams Red Devil Lye to a liter of water. If you want a low contrast image and finer grain with a maximum of information in both highlights and shadows you can reduce the agitation.


Adjacency effects markedly enhance perceived sharpness. The Fixer Before the film can be exposed to light it must be fixed. I use mine at 1 to 75 ratio, thats less then half an ounce.

Rodinal is the trade name of a black and white developing agent produced originally by the German company Agfa based on the chemical 4-aminophenol.

Mixing Rodinal and Xtol by Sam Elkind. Unused developer from low density areas diffuses over to the edge of high density areas and increases density even more, while bromide released by intense development in high density areas difuses over and helps prevent development on the edge of low density areas.

Which is a big plus in an apartment! Rodinal is not a fine-grain developer, and often is said to be best used with film of low and medium sensitivity, with inherently finer grain than high-speed films, or with larger film sizes.

In Stock Store Pickup Only. The advantage of using this developer, on top of its fantastic properties, is the low developing cost. Just throw in the 10 grams of hydroxide without worrying about saving some crystals. It is the oldest continuously-produced developer formula in the world.

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Share This Page Tweet. Most importantly it will give brilliant negatives to work from qgfa as much gradation of tone as can be reproduced on modern printing papers. The Wetting Agent optional After rinsing your film, you can finish the process by putting your film in a wetting agent.

Working solutions can be used only once and will not keep even if unused. In the above image of roxinal church in Market Lavington, Wiltshire, the contrast was high… strong late afternoon sun lighting the gravestone with the church in shadow and many mid-tones in the trampled snow. Rated 5 out of 5 by Sepp from Adonal Developer This is a wonderful product for BW film developing especially for those who are used to the Rodinal formula Date published: Because the recommended dilutions for Rodinal are between 1: The Developer This is the most crucial step in the whole process as it will determine the look and quality of your negative.


Temperature is another factor that can impact the negative.

My practice has always been to use 5 milliliters in milliliters of godinal for the 1: That would seem to be wrong. I found no virtue in using 2 or 4 grams per liter. I thought Rodinal was a great developer but it seems people say develpper give true grain results and even enhances it? I believe that Rodinal has some of the characteristics of a process developer and that its grain is not necessarily the ‘ full, unetched grain ‘ that is often declared, but the result of grain growth through this infectious development.

No more big jugs taking up space! It was only when Leica cameras started to gain popularity in the s that the developer was also found to be very suitable for giving high acutance and sharpness at much higher dilutions with the new miniature films… thus a legend was born. In it was sold again to Connect Chemicals Ratingen, Germany. Please check your local sales tax laws.