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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Once diluted with water, Rodinal does not keep. My personal experience is that Rodinal works best with slow films I often use it with Efke ISOand in extreme dilutions with faster films like 1: Time is over so you can empty the tank and pour in the stop bath. Whereas many modem formulations claim to do one special thing or another, i.

This a reusable solution that can last several months so keep it in an airtight bottle when you are done with it. I thought Rodinal was a great developer but it seems people say its give true grain results and even enhances it?

Pros and Cons of Agfa Rodinal ?

Rodinal is famous for its tonality, sharpness and for its grain. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Notify me of new posts via email. This may have helped sales to amateur users who did not have to make up an entire packet of developer, enough for many films but with a short life once made up. Outstanding keeping qualities make this agffa great developer you can always rely on. Stand development of sheet films, oriented vertically with high dilution, no agitation, and extremely long developing times can be used for special purposes.

This page was last edited on 7 Septemberat One of the advantages of Rodinal is consistency. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This is just what works for me until now. It is easily added to a working solution of Rodinal and dissolves rapidly at working temperature. It also has an extremely long shelf-fife and loses none of its potency even when turning from its original pale straw colour when new to the colour of strong tea after a year or more. The Wetting Agent optional After rinsing your film, you can finish the process by putting your film in afa wetting agent.

I know that infectious development is very important to process photography of line art.

Because the recommended dilutions for Rodinal are between 1: 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. Vincent Moschetti is a photographer from France.

Strictly speaking, fine-grain developers are those which have a solvent action – they dissolve away some of the edges of the clumps of silver grain that make up a film image and thus make them smaller, giving finer grain. About the Author Vincent Moschetti is a photographer from France. This is a very cheap film in price but not in quality.

Fotohuis RoVoMay 4, Agra Germany In Canada. Rodinal has for a long time been manufactured in a chemical plant in Vaihingen-Enz owned originally agfaa Agfa.

Because modern emulsions are much finer-grained than those produced years ago Rodinal now gives discerning photographers, both amateur and professional, printed results that were not possible when the developer was invented.

It seems everybody’s experience varies. Colder temperature will require extend developing time and higher temperature the opposite. With different rolls being exposed to several subjects of different contrasts, this is still possible with APX and Rodinal if the developer is used at different dilutions.


Rodinal has a very well-deserved reputation for brilliance, gradation, and sharpness.

Rodinal – Oldest Commercial Developer

Its pH in solution will not change much from 9. Chart of Developing Times for Rodinal. 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 over-development, or an increase in deveeloper 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 areas.

The results are predictable but vary with different film.

I like using a higher dilution for really fine grain. Rodinal vs D76 Processing — Sustainable Communities. Shelf life is several years half-opened bottles reported to last over rodjnal years Recommended dilution: Plus points with Rodinal – it keeps a long time 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.

How I develop black & white film with Rodinal

The blend uses both Xtol and Rodinal. The origin for me was that Xtol results developee too flat, while Rodinal results were too grainy no surprise. Rodinal is versatile and easy to use.