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    Rodinal quality ??

    Hey All,

    Long story short, an employee at a Toronto area camera store told me that the newer batch of Rodinal is not as good as the older stuff brewed before the recent Agfa kerfuffle. Maybe they were trying to move their stock, dunno. The stuff they had was still labelled Agfaphoto and the fineprint read AgfaPhoto GmbH. Has anybody else heard similar ? Is the new Rodinal even available yet ?

    If the previous mix is better, I'm heading back to get a few bottles


    Thanks,

    Fred

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    Sounds to me that your first instincts were dead on. Salesmen will inherently sell as creatively as possible in this instance particularly when analog retail is a slow game.

    Rodinal has been around for a very long time. The practical side of me feels that only a fool would purposefully alter a formula whose response character is essentially cast in stone. It would be financial suicide at the very least.

    Onward!

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    Since A & O hasn't settled on an US distributer for the Rodinal how can this jerk of a salesman make any legitimate comment on its quality.

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    [COLOR=Red]Pre-A&O Rodinal[/COLOR] has reared its little head right on schedule! LOL!



    Wayne

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    That's what I thought, if the US hasn't gotten it yet, then where did this info come from ? Does Europe have theirs yet ? Agree as well that it'd be lunacy to change the formula. I will say though that I miss the old glass bottles it used to come in (dating myself I think...)

    Off topic, picking up a used Beseler 23c tomorrow from a co-worker. Just need carriers for 6x7 and 6x9. Thinking of filing them down as well if/when I get them. Been ages since I stood under a red light lol.

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    Just to add to this story. While in the previously mentioned shop, upon being told that a particular batch of Rodinal was better than the coming ones, I jokingly suggested putting them on that auction site and making a few $$.

    Lo and behold, check this out. This is funny, and sad.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/AGFA-RODINAL-B-W-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne
    [COLOR=Red]Pre-A&O Rodinal[/COLOR] has reared its little head right on schedule! LOL!



    Wayne

    Hahaha...That didn't take long now did it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne
    [COLOR=Red]Pre-A&O Rodinal[/COLOR] has reared its little head right on schedule! LOL! Wayne
    I can see Rodinal being discussed by year like fine wine. "This is Rodinal 1953, a humorous little developer".

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    rotflmao !

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    People have been auctioning Rodinal for quite a few months. I've seen winning bids up to $50 for 500ml.

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