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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As told visible grain but sharp and a good tonality.

Rodinal continues to perform perfectly regardless of the color of the solution, and is zgfa ideal product to keep on your shelf if you often find your usual developer is exhausted. He went on to become head of research at Kodak. I need only 1ml Rodinal Special to develop one roll of 9.

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Views Read View source View history. Share This Page Tweet. Shelf life is several years half-opened bottles reported to last over 40 years Recommended dilution: The now package left is still the same red and white box, with minor change from the old one right: Personal tools Log in.

Foma sold it as Fomadon R09 for bottles made before Discussion in ‘ Minox ‘ started by mtc photographyJul 7, Martin, aside from shelf life as you pointed out, what other differences are there between Rodinal vs Rodinal Special?

You are advised to wear rubber gloves and taking normal darkroom precautions when handling this product. Also does it allow pushing the exposure, or should one stick with the rated film speed only? 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 backā€¦ their results probably speak for themselves.

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It’s also a very forgiving protocol, very difficult to screw it up. Thirdly, it is extremely cheap!! While other developers have lost all developing power in six months after open up a bottle. Foma calls it Fomadon R09 for bottles rodina, after So far I have been extraordinarily pleased with its performance! Your name or email address: Retrieved 17 Ahfa Rated 5 out of 5 by black dynamite from one of the best all-around developers This is my personal favorite.

Most importantly it will give brilliant negatives to work from with as much gradation of tone as can aga reproduced on modern printing papers. I suggest you just keep experimenting until you find a combination you particularly like with a film you intend to use long term.

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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. Because the recommended dilutions for Rodinal are between 1: Privacy policy About Camera-wiki. It was the first product sold by Agfa and is the oldest photographic product still available Rodinal is not a rodihal developer but gives a characteristically tight grain pattern which some folks like and others don’t.

Starting inAdox reacquired the trade name and atfa allowed to use the Rodinal name in the United States.

Plus points with Rodinal – it keeps a long rodinzl even in part-used bottles, it can be used at high dilutions so is economical and it gives very low base fog the areas of the film with no image are very clear. It is not uncommon for photographers to add a solvent such as sodium sulfite to soften the granularity. It seems everybody’s experience varies.


I use mine at agfw to 75 ratio, thats less then half an ounce. 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: It is an acutance developer and therefore does nothing to reduce grain, but since most of my photography is medium format, grain is not an isue. 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.

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But I have used it in the past with 35mm and medium format Ilford and Kodak as well. Dilution variations If the subject contrast is very flat the dilution of Rodinal can be reduced to 1: I use it 1: I was too lazy.

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! Extreme dilutions can be used for special purposes: Agfa Rodina Special, my most favorite developer for developing Technical Pan, Ilford PanF was discontinued for more than a year when Agfa chemical division was sold.

In it was sold again to Connect Ayfa Ratingen, Germany. Rodinal Special is a fine grain developer, Rodinal is agfw large grain developer. agga

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