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It is also worth noting that the formula of Rodinal also underwent some changes, mainly aimed at improving its shelf life. Anyway, Rodinal is based on chemical p-aminophenol. Rodinal is a liquid concentrated one-shot developer that cannot be re-used after processing.

This is one of its big advantages as you always have a fresh developer solution just before the development process. Also, the unused working solution will not keep. And the Rodinal concentrate has a comparatively incredible shelf life — up to several years in an airtight container. Despite its long history, Rodinal still remains a very popular film developer thanks to its advantages: a High edge sharpness and low veil.

Film negatives developed in Rodinal look much sharper than those developed in Kodak D It is believed that the processing with the Rodinal developer results in grainier film negatives. However, it is a subjective feeling. In fact, the grain is the same but Rodinal makes it more clearly visible because of its high edge sharpness. At the same time, the film grain it reveals has its signature and recognizable structure with a rather beautiful pattern.

Currently, it can be purchased under various names but their formulas may differ. Earlier it was released under the name Adox Adonal. Fresh concentrates of these developers may have different colors: R09 is usually less transparent and has a more distinct reddish hue, while Rodinal is light-pink and more transparent.

However, both developers get dark-red with some residue over time being opened. It is known that Agfa reformulated the developer to increase its shelf life. But in general Rodinal and R09 are very similar to each other. I have used both and have not noticed any great difference between them. However, the developing time of the two will differ. It is, however, hard to say whether they are exactly the same.

I recommend you to use always one of the variants of Rodinal depending on which of them is easier to get, test the developing times and correct them if necessary. I choose Fomadon R09 just because it is the cheapest option out of all and is always in stock in a local store. It is very convenient because it gives more possibilities to control the entire development process and helps it easier to get stable results. Such a dilution gives low compensating effect with extra grain.

The higher dilutions are typically used for stand development. Push and Pull processing Using Rodinal for pull processing is one of its strongest points. Apart from great compensating effect and tonal rendition, different dilutions allow to very easily control the pull process, adapting it for your needs.

In my view, push processing with Rodinal is not an area of its strength in contrast to Kodak D However, push processing is also possible with Rodinal. But it may also depend on developing times. Developing times The key to getting stable results is to rigorously repeat the same set of actions during every development: temperature, agitation, and dilution.

The agitation is two tank inversions or 4-sec film reel rotation for every 30 sec. To remove air bubbles from the film scroll I tap the bottom of my Jobo UniTank sealed tank a few times immediately after the developer is poured into it. I also have to note that this chart reflects only my own experience with Fomadon R09 developer. You may refer to the Massive Dev Chart for other films and times.


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