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    I myself am a big fan of Rodinal (Adonal), besides freestyle I believe it can be ordered from digitaltruth.com (the massive dev people). If I recall correctly their prices were a bit higher than freestyle.
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    The liquids Rodinal, HC-110 and T-max (plus some others I'm sure) all store very well and last a long time after the bottle is open. I'm talking years. I think they are great for darkrooms that have long periods of inactivity. Even in my case with a fully functional darkroom, I save up the film until I have 10 to 20 rolls or sheets to process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp498 View Post
    Good choices preferring a liquid concentrate.

    My liquid developer of choice at the moment is pyrocat hd in glycol. B&H doesn't ship it, but you can order it straight from photographers formulary or some other places. It will last a very long time and provide "box speed" for your film. It works well and is economical.
    I haven't tried that on anything smaller than 4x5, I may give it a go when I get more film

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    After using an number of developer, I choose to standardize on XTOL. It is cheap and provides a better tonal range and sharpness. As I learned more about XTOL I decided to try replenished XTOL which is even better. Start with XTOL as a stock solution. After five rolls start replenishing with more stock solution [see the instruction sheet]. You will be pleased with the results.

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    Also, xtol develops quite beautifully till nearly 30C.
    (I develop with ambient as well)

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    Thanks for all of the replies!

    So, I guess what I was trying to do is as important as what I develop in. I'm more worried about sharp than grain, especially with the Pan 50 that I have a feeling will be the winner.

    The film will be digitized via a DSLR.

    The temp issues are probably less for B&W and more for C-41 down the line.

    So, it sounds like Rodinal, HC-110 and XTOL are all good choices. I'll also check out pyrocat.

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    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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