EFKE 25 development

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  1. fotar

    fotar Member

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    Just before I disabled my darkroom for some remodeling, I bought a batch of EFKE 25, 35mm film. I never got a developer/time combination that I was satisfied with. I'm about to get the DR up and running again and I would like to be able to use this film without testing every combiation out there. Does anyone have a combination they are using that will tame this stuff and give a relatively normal scale? Long term goal - enlarged negatives for Pd/Pl printing.

    TIA
    Bob
     
  2. edbuffaloe

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    EI 12. Rodinal (1:100) - 9 minutes at 70 degrees.
     
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    Ole Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    EFKE R50: Neofin Blue (Beutler): 6 minutes at 21°C for low contrast (for condensor enlarger). I like 8 minutes better - a truly wonderful combination.

    For the 25, 5 to 6 minutes should give good results.
     
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    I use Rodinal at 28 deg. C, 1+50 for 6.5 min using pre-soak and distilled water.
     
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    see correction
     
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    CORRECTION: I use Rodinal at 68 deg F., 1+50 for 6.5 min using pre-soak and distilled water.
     
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    Efke 25 @ asa 12, PMK Pyro: 7:00 @ 70f, use distilled water only