Yes, to answer your original question. I made it about 2 months ago and I developed with it 2 nights ago. I absolutely love it.
I used the recipe for Parodinal on the DigitalTruth.com website..
Parodinal film developer
30x 500mg tablets
Sodium Sulfite (anhydrous)
Sodium Hydroxide (anhydrous)
Mixing instructions: Add chemicals in specified sequence. LET STAND IN SEALED CONTAINER 72 HOURS BEFORE USING Dilution: as Rodinal Starting point development time: as Rodinal Notes: Keep crystals from bottom of container with liquid when decanting, stir before drawing off concentrate for dilution. Use within 30 mins of dilution. Acetaminophen is sold as Paracetamol or Tylenol and is available from any pharmacy.
Please note that this formula has a maximum shelf life of 90 days.
This information was kindly provided by Donald Qualls. For more details please visit Donald's page of Dilutions and Times
When you purchase the Acetaminophen caplets....Just use a small electric Coffee Bean grinder to pulverize the pills to a fine powder. It really works great. Plus when you have your next pot of coffee, your headache will completely subside
When I originally made it, it turned pink after 1 day, and then turned Poopy Brown, just like my bottle of Rodinal. Same formula times. It is a bit cloudy from all the chemicals but as you can see by my photos, it is working good. So far I have used it 1:25, 1:50 and this weekend will probably do some 1:100 stand development to see how it works out.
I've done Phenidone to replace the Metol, with good results (got a Metol sensitivity and can't use it much), and I've tinkered with the replacement of Hydroquinone with Ascorbic Acid in this formula.
The question is how much to reduce the amount of Sodium Carbonate, since the Parodinal has Sodium Hydroxide as the alkali.
I really don't see the point in using parodinal when it is obvious that you have the ingredients for making a standard paper developer. Parodinal is useful for people who cannot get the ingredients to make anything else.
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I made Parodinal because I have a friend in China who cant get Rodinal. It was a fun experiment Plus I am like the child I always was on the inside, always wanting to jump in the primordial mud puddle and make giant mess. It's fun to make a big mess and actually have something come out of it that doesn't look like $hit. Like a kid pouring every drink in the refrigerator into a cup and offering you a sip. It's about self discovery.