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    Agfa APX100: What development times do you use?

    Hey all,
    I just shot my first roll of APX100. I rated it at 100ASA and shot in a room with available light coming from the windows on an overcast day. I was wondering what development times others use in similar situations. This is also my first opportunity to use Rodinal. I was going to try the manufacturer's suggested time for Rodinal of 8 minutes as a starting point, but I figured I'd ask you chaps for advice before I fill the tank.
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    APX100 EI 100 in Rodinal 1:50, 13min 68/f. My favorite combo.
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    Rodinal 1+100 for 22 minutes (ISO 100). Agitate for first 60 seconds then 3 inversions every 5 minutes.

    Did some last night and the negs are beauties.

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    It depends a lot on what you use and how you agitate.
    Those 8 minutes in 1+25 are excessve for me, I use 7 min (agitating once/minute)... you'll have to experiment

    But given your conditions I'd go for the 1+100 reccomendation by david, it'll help boosting the shadow detail and keep the contrast in check.
    Mama took my APX away.....

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    I usually use 1+50 at about 14min with 30 sec initial agitation and two gentle inversions every 30 sec thereafter. I think it is commonly believed that Agfa's recommendations are a bit too contrasty for most folks' taste. Of course, you are going to have to figure out what you like. I have also used 1+100 for high contrast scenes. I have heard of folks reporting great results with stand development at 1+200.

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    Agfa times are for gamma:0.65 for mixing heads, for condenser these times are too long. For 0.55 try 12 min at 20°C (agfa information) or the times mentioned above 13-14 mins.

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    I'mn with Grant on this one. That's what I use.
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    Me too!

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    This is all very fascinating. I didn't know dilution of a chemical would affect contrast so much (keep in mind I barely got a 'D' in high school chemistry). I'm tempted to try the 1+100 at 22 minutes, but I think I'm going to try the 1+50 first just to get used to Rodinal. I'm going to try the agitation for 30 sec then 2 inversions every 30 suggestion. Keep the suggestions coming though, maybe you can change my mind.
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    I find the recommended 8 mins at 1+25 at 20 C works fine for me.

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