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    Try www.digitaltruth.com

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    times for acros on digital truth

    Digital truth does not show a time value for acros at ie 100 at 1:50 diluted Rodinal. They show 1:50 at ie 80 for 11.5 minutes. I suppose I could extrapolate developind time to be 12 or so at i.e. 100 and see how your tecnique works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aligndont
    Digital truth does not show a time value for acros at ie 100 at 1:50 diluted Rodinal. They show 1:50 at ie 80 for 11.5 minutes. I suppose I could extrapolate developind time to be 12 or so at i.e. 100 and see how your tecnique works.

    Whoops!!!!!!! Teach me to set tongue in gear with brain in neutral! I have not used this method with Rodinal and Acros but I have used this method with Rodinal and other films. I would suggest first trying to get a time for Rodinal and Acros at box speed - say add 20% to the times for EI 50 then add the 50% for reduced agitation. You should get good printable negs and will be able to refine them from there - indeed the system is sufficiently forgiving that a minute here or there is unlikely to be significant.

    Hope this helps and good luck,

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    rodinal method

    Thanks,
    I'll give that a try.

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    The Rodinal 1+100 time listed on Digital Truth works well.

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    Acutol

    Can I stop holding my breath now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMfoto View Post
    Can I stop holding my breath now?


    As it turns out Paterson didn't bring back Acutol, but they introduced Aculux 3 and reintroduced FX-39.

    I like Aculux 3 a lot - it gives good full range negatives that are easy to print - reduced agitation methods work really well. However, in the interim I had tried out Rodinal with reduced agitation, and I must admit I somewhat prefer Rodinal, especially with Plus-X. (Plus-X in Diafine is incredible too!)

    YMMV

    Good luck with whatever you choose!

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    You could try Pyrocat HD instead.

    I used Acutol, Acultol-S, and Aculux in the 70's, and went back to Adox Borax MQ. The various Paterson devs had major advantages, but all had disadvantages too.

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    don' cry over Acutol.

    Three years ago I did a comparison of Acutol with PC-TEA as a result of an argument with Michael Scarpitti. I have no financial interest in which one wins. The $150 I got for the PT article is probably all I'll ever get. For anybody who is interested, I am attaching comparisons of characteristic curves and some extreme enlargements of negatives of the same subject on the same roll of film on the same day. The tree is a Mimosa. You will see that resolution is about the same, as was grain.

    My point is more that there are several ways to skin a cat or develop film than anything else. I could also point out that the shelf life of PC-TEA concentrate is much longer than that of Acutol, but I won't. The moral of the story is don't cry if Acutol never makes it back. Learn something else.
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    Yes, in my experience ACROS works very well in Pyrocat-HD and in Pyrocat-MC
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