Aculux3 and Rollei RPX Film

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Craigus666, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Craigus666

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    Hi All,

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I wondered if any of the guys (or gals) here have any experience of developing Rollei RPX films with Aculux3? I don't seem to be able to find any guide times for this kind of film at all....

    What development times would you recommend?

    Also looking to push 400 to 800 / 1600 if possible.

    Any sharing of knowledge would be appreciated. :-D
     
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    Maybe you could consider for push processing the special Rollei RPX-D for the RPX 400 film. It seems to be that this developer is made fur push this film up till 1600 iso.

    Rollei RPX 400:

    ISO 400/27°, Dilution 1 + 11, Temperature 20 ° C, Dev. time 11 Minutes,

    ISO 800/30°, Dilution 1 + 7, Temperature 22 ° C, Dev. time 13 Minutes,

    ISO 1600/33°, Dilution 1 + 5, Temperature 24 ° C, Dev. time 14 Minutes
     
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    No one has any information or findings whatsoever?

    ARGH, I'll cut up a film and try a few different times to see what I come up with and post back...:blink:
     
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    Well...

    For anyone that's interested, I've developed two rolls of rpx 400 now; 9 mins seems the right amount of time in a 1:9 aculux mix.

    I agitated once every 2 minutes, for no more than ten seconds.

    If anything, the negs appear a little over developed, but I've yet to transfer my negs to paper.
     
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    Digging up an old thread ... has Craig or anyone else tried RPX 400 pushed to 800 in Aculux 3? Or would I be safer sticking to Rollei's own chemistry?

    Thanks!