Question re: HP5+(4x5) and Rodinal

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Colin Corneau, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Colin Corneau

    Colin Corneau Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,867
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    Brandon, MB
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I've seen in a few threads that some photographers don't care for this combination.

    I've mostly used D-76 1:1, and the lab I've taken sheets to uses XTol...both worked just fine for me, but I'm soon to come into some Rodinal and would like to try this developer out.

    However, should I be experimenting with Rodinal with a different film? I've got a box of FP4, which I can use with this Rodinal also.

    Many thanks, folks.
     
  2. Uhner

    Uhner Member

    Messages:
    1,101
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2006
    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hi

    Take a look in Ian Leake’s gallery here on APUG. He uses HP5 and Rodinal.
     
  3. gainer

    gainer Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,726
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    HP5+ will not get a contrast index much above 0.6 in Rodinal 1+50 and it takes about 16 minutes to get there. That is no problem for most of us. It will go somewhat higher in 1+25 dilution. This is with agitation.