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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Rodinal / Adonal
Adox Adonal Developer is a highly concentrated fine-grain, one-shot black and white film developer. This page was last edited on 7 Septemberat By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
Another bonus is that Adonal also helps with clutter. Too long, without trying other stuff out. But on the other hand an increadible long stable developer to put on the shelf.
It seems everybody’s experience varies. Most importantly it will agfs brilliant roddinal to work from with as much gradation of tone as can be reproduced on modern printing papers. It has a famously long shelf life, and a few mLs goes a long way, which makes it a pretty economical choice. Shipment from UK to Canada requires a minium order of pound stering, that is too steep for a bottle of ml developer!
An opened bottle of Rodinal Special can last up to 2 years still retains its full developing power. I would try some other developers, like xtol, hc, or dd-x. Whereas many modem formulations claim to do one special thing or another, i. You won’t regret buying this. Notify me of new comments via email. This page has been accessed 1, times. I am yet to do any big prints, but roodinal my scans I like what I see as mentioned they are grainy Im not a hater of grain.
MTC PhotographySep 3, 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 avfa new miniature films… thus a legend was born.
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Rodinal vs D76 Processing — Sustainable Communities. See any errors on this page? 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.
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Do you know the photography of Ralph Gibson? Adonal is still used in other regions. However, for purposes attaining sharp grain, which Rodinal delivers well and leads to a perception of an overall sharper image, this can be perceived as being an aesthetic asset. Mike GammillMay 4, Rodinal increases perceived edge sharpness dramatically: Notify me of new posts via email. Product Description 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 control and flexibility.
When Agfa merged with Agta in they reformulated Rodinal, cutting the p -aminophenol from 50g per afa to 40g per litre, and increasing the pH by adding an excess of potassium hydroxide. Rodinal continues to perform perfectly regardless of the color of the solution, and is the ideal product to keep on your shelf if you often find your usual developer is exhausted.
But after playing with it a few times, Im actually really happy with the grain! I love rodinal, and with FP4 it is my favourite combo.
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.
I just bought my second bottle, thats right 2nd bottle. I found this product is exactly identical to my old favorite. Rodinal is undoubtedly a classic in every sense of the word and the many photographers who continue to use it, or indeed who have only recently discovered it, never look back… their results probably speak for themselves. The rocinal complete listing of Rodinal development times with a wide variety of films may fodinal found at the Massive Dev Chart or the Comprehensive Development Times Chart.
Scanning often enhances grain even more, so it maybe a good developer for the analogue process, but not for hybrid workflow. Foma sold it as Fomadon R09 for bottles made before Share This Page Tweet. In the above image of the 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.