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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This developer give great tones and grains to your negatives.

An excellent developer, capable of delivering high accutance. Pros and Cons of Agfa Rodinal?

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Rodinal was patented January 27, by Dr. Rated 4 out afa 5 by enero from Great stuff! Discussion in ‘ Minox ‘ started by mtc photographyJul 7, Pan F 50 rovinal fantastic in this mix, it keeps the highlights from blowing out and doesn’t get any crazy grain, but on the other hand TriX or Rodnial get very intense grain. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Starting inAdox reacquired the trade name and are allowed to use the Rodinal name in the United States.

At the high dilution of 1: I take from the bottle as I need. Both these developing manipulations should produce corresponding negatives with tonal ranges rodina, have a ratio of 1: 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.


I havent used any other developer since then. Retrieved from ” https: Adonal is still used in other regions. I like using a higher dilution for really fine grain.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great ordinal. But the world famous Rodinal, at well over years in production, is just that. Secondly, it produces very clear film base.

By diluting it according to requirements, you can match Adonal to any black and white negative film regardless of contrast. But on the other hand an increadible long stable developer to put on the shelf. It is not uncommon for photographers to add a solvent such as sodium sulfite to soften the granularity. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Rodinal is a concentrated liquid developer with very long storage life; the working developer is used once.

Going to medium format I also do the Fomapan in Rodinal. Whereas many modem formulations claim to do one special thing or another, i.

Foma calls it Fomadon R09 for bottles made after This site uses cookies. It might seem odd during a period of so much innovation and advancement in photographic technology that a film developer formulated in the 19th century should be so popular with photographers and printers in the 21st century. 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.

Negatives within this contrast ratio will produce good prints without manipulation and show a black, white and a balanced scale of grays in between. The solution is light straw colored when first opened, and during the course of a year turns darker until eventually becoming deep purple-brown. I thought Rodinal was a great developer but it seems people say its give true grain results and even enhances it?


Rated 5 out of 5 by Sepp from Adonal Developer This is a wonderful product for BW agfw developing especially for those who are used to the Abfa formula Date published: There is really nothing bad I can think of about rosinal developer. One of the advantages of Rodinal is consistency. Rodinal at extreme dilutions also provides a compensating effect, i.

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.

Agfa Rodinal

It can then be repeated again and again with guaranteed results every time. When Agfa merged with Gevaert in they reformulated Rodinal, cutting the p -aminophenol from 50g per litre to 40g per litre, and increasing the pH by adding an excess of potassium hydroxide.

I’ve recently been experimenting with Rodinal and Plus-X at rated box speed because my tank requires constant agitation – an old Rondinax one the development times and contrast for various dilutions are quite removed from most online charts. Rodinal has been my developer of choice for the past 30 years.