Agfa 80S Film

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    What is the best developer for Agfa 80S film? I usually use X-Tol or HC-110
     
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    I've just developed my first roll. It was rated at 80 and developed in X-tol 1:1. Turned out fine.
     
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    It's excellent in Rodinal rated at 50. I do 14' w/ 2 inversions every 2' & 30" initial.

    This film doesn't get the attention it deserves.
     

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    What's that for a film? Rollei Retro 80S?
     
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    "Agfa 80s" is a bit ill-defined, but 99% chance the OP is referring to Rollei 80s- my samples above are also from that film.
     
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    It works well in 120 too. Maybe a bit overkill in terms of grain & sharpness, but then there is also tonality.
     

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    Thanks for the above replies. Has anyone used HC-110 with Agfa Rollei Retro 80S. If so at what dilution and for how long.
    Or with the Rodinal at what dilution and for how long.
     
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    Changed to EI 50, 12' w/ 2 inversions every 3' & 30" initial.
     
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    Hello thanks for reply. I'm not sure what EI 50 means. Also I assume 12min w/2 inversions every 3 mins. and 30 seconds inversions initially?
    Could you clarify the mixing dilution from the concentrate. I want to make sure I get it right, don't want to spoil the film which I shot with my Hasselblad and hoping for some good images.
     
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    I use this film at an Exposure Index of 50 instead of 80, otherwise the shadows go a bit dark.

    Yes. This should be a good starting point for you and your Hasselblad.

    You take 1 part of Rodinal for every 50 parts of water. So for one 120 film you use (for example) 600 ml of water and 600/50= 12 ml of Rodinal.
     
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    Ok thanks so much. I have already shot the film at 80 so will try this and see what happens. Thanks for clarifying.