Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,990   Posts: 1,524,173   Online: 1062
      
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    29
    Images
    6

    FP4+ in rodinal or Ulrtrafin Pluss?

    I shoot mostly 35mm film, and Ilford Delta films. I have however bought a few FP4s, and need some advice on how to develop them for later printing in size 20x30cm or 30x45cm. I have Rodinal and Tetanal Ultrafin Pluss. What results can I expect? What is the best way to develop this film?

  2. #2
    BWGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,050
    Images
    18
    Hi Christian!
    Well, I like FP4 & I think you will find quite a few people who like it here.
    I develop it in Rodinal 1:50 for 8 minutes if I shoot it at 125. If I shoot it at 50, I use Rodinal 1:50 for 6 minutes.
    It's a nice film & really versatile!

    Hope this helps some!
    Jeanette
    .................................................. ................
    Isaiah 25:1

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    295
    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Hilmersen
    I shoot mostly 35mm film, and Ilford Delta films. I have however bought a few FP4s, and need some advice on how to develop them for later printing in size 20x30cm or 30x45cm. I have Rodinal and Tetanal Ultrafin Pluss. What results can I expect? What is the best way to develop this film?
    \\

    FP4 is a good film in almost any developer...

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    29
    Images
    6
    Guess I just have to try both - maybe using stand development... Thanx

  5. #5
    skahde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    425
    Images
    4
    If you are used to deltas fp4+ in rodinal maybe to much of a culture shock. The grain gets obvious very quick. With respect to Ultrafin plus it will work quite similar to TMAX-developer with non-tabular films. At least HP5+ likes it quite a bit.

  6. #6
    NikoSperi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Italy
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    576
    Images
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by skahde
    If you are used to deltas fp4+ in rodinal maybe to much of a culture shock. The grain gets obvious very quick. With respect to Ultrafin plus it will work quite similar to TMAX-developer with non-tabular films. At least HP5+ likes it quite a bit.
    I'll second that; at 30x45cm from 35mm, you had better like the grain the Rodinal is going to give you. I have only done a few trials with Ultrafin, but have been quite impressed. I would go with the Tetenal.
    If you tone it down alot, it almost becomes bearable.

    - Walker Evans on using color

  7. #7
    kintatsu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Bavaria, Germany
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    349
    Images
    2
    I've used the Ultrafin Plus at 1+9, and found the results quite nice. With stand developing you're grain will be more pronounced, but the images will be nice. I realize no one has posted here for several years, but I just discovered this site and this post, so I thought others might be interested.

  8. #8
    piu58's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Leipzig, Germany
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    585
    I love Rodinal, but I was never satisfied if I used it with FP4+. I 70 ASA from that film, I expected somthiong about 100. Highlights were a problem and need to select the developping time very carefully.
    ---
    Uwe Pilz

  9. #9
    Athiril's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,495
    Images
    28
    I had fine grain and sharp results with FP4+ and Rodinal 1+100. At EI 50.

    20 minutes at 20 celsius. It was 2009, hard to remember, but knowing me it might have been two gentle inversions every 4 or 5 minutes. Not discounting per minute agitation though.


    Forest by athiril, on Flickr

    Close up, bottom crop is from a superior scan vs top crop (from the below image), not here to show that, but to show the grain/sharpness with this method (FP4+ in Rodinal 1+100). It's frame the same roll as the image above. But one is flipped over the wrong way and I'm not sure which



    In case you're wondering about the level of resolution there... the bottom crop, it's about 48-50 lp/mm at maximum potential in those pixel dimensions vs physical size I calculated.

    So at most the level of detail you can see from that enlargement there is equivalent to 50 lp/mm (or less).

    6x7cm.. for 35mm visualisation, just crop the bottom right 1/4, and then the same enlargement section vs detail level would be doable.


    This is far from the finest grained and sharpest film + developer combination in the shed.
    Last edited by Athiril; 06-23-2012 at 05:30 AM. Click to view previous post history.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin