Rodinal comparison

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Flotsam, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Flotsam

    Flotsam Member

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    By a sheer coincidence I happened to take the same picture on two rolls of 35mm Tri-X rated at EI 400. One roll wound up getting developed in FG-7 1:15 in a 9% Sodium Sulfite solution for 7 Min, (which was my suggestion in the "Opposite of Rodinal" thread)., the other in Rodinal 1:50 for 13 Min.

    No big surprises but I thought that since I had them, I'd post them for anyone that might have an interest. They are sections of a flatbed scan off of prints. The full neg Rodinal print can be found in the Critique gallery [Lake].

    Rodinal on the Left (duh)
     

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    Soooooo Neal....Rodinal on left???? :wink:
     
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    Neal, Thanks for the post..interesting, while the grain is noticeable so is ..hmmmm! I guess what is perceived sharpness (or at least contrast) in the wire/lines. Will take a look at the print in the gallery. Now if you had just one more roll, and some X-tol to add a little Rodinal to... :wink:
     
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    Interesting. Out of curiousity, could you post scans of the negs? Possibly expanded by 4x or 5x? I'm wondering what the wires look like at higher magnfication.

    Chris
     
  5. Bruce Osgood

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    My only comment is why would anybody use Rodinal on anything rated greater than 100 EI? It is a slow film developer and performs as it is intended to with slow speed films.
     
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    I regularly use Rodinal on films with speeds of ISO 100 and greater. Why? Because I want to.

    Do I need more of a justification?
     
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    Not in my estimation. Nothing like a man who knows what he's doing.
     
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    ???? Are yoiu saying that I do know what I am doing? ...Or that I don't?
     
  9. Bruce Osgood

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    NOOOOOO! Not at all. I'm saying you KNOW what you're doing. You are using a product in a manner that works for you. I'm saying you have put in the time and effort to learn the strengths and weakinesses of Riodinal and use them to YOUR advantage.
     
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    I'm with Ed on this one as I use Rodinal for everything from 25 to 3200. Why? Because I love the Rodinal look and because I can :D In fact there's a couple in my gallery at the moment that were shot on Tmax P3200 souped in Rodinal 1+50.