dev time for rollei film

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    The (new?) Rollei film recently available in Australia. I went to purchase the developer made specifically for this film yesterday and it's $41 for 1 litre!!!!!
    So I'm asking if anyone has some successful development times using either Rodinal or HC 110. I have used the film in it's low speed capacity, 100 ASA.
    I haven't found anything by searching the forums. Thanks in advance, David.
     
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    I have heard that the film gives pretty poor results without the special developer. You are talking about the CUBE film, right?
     
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    Have you checked the massive dev chart?
     
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    I was pondering getting some of this and trying my hand with it in Rodinal. At the moment, though, I don't have the right light to develop by inspection, so I'm pretty sure that I shouldn't do the testing yet.

    If you want to use this film, I would suggest biting the bullet and buying the special developer.
     
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    I've developed it in Paterson FX39 with good results. You'll have no probs fidning the FX39 in Melbourne.
     
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    Thanks for the input everyone, I did forget to mention that it was the Rollei R3 type film. I did guess that maybe Rodinal is not the best to use. Thanks for the tip Kevin, I've since been put onto a MACO developer called LP Supergrain and a colleague from Vanbars has assured me that it is an identical mixture to the Rollei purpose-built one but at half the price. I should be running my first test by next week so maybe I should post the results on APUG? -David.
     
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    David, yes, please do. I would be very interested. For what it's worth, I think I ended up using FX39 1:9 at 20 C for 8 mins and 40 secs. And I'm also fairly certain that the Maco developer is the same as the Rollei one.
     
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    Some interesting results are beginning to appear with X-Tol. A lot of experimentation is still required.

    Yet some of the best results we have seen thus far have been yielded with ISO-PLENO, a developer designed specifically for Rollei R3. This developer has 4 main advantages: (1) one product covers the entire exposure range (from 25 to 3200); (2) no prewashing is required; (3) two working dilutions (1+9 / 1+24); and relatively short developing times (exposed at 400 ISO, the time is 4 minutes at a dilution of 1+9). Anyone interested can write us.