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    ortho 25, what developer

    Hi,

    I bought a roll of rollei ortho 25, hoping I could shoot a few photos in high contrast, kind of like shooting on the beach at noon, with overexposed areas well burnt, flare, and all the goods. (high-res though, hence the slow film).

    What developer then? Logically, since I do want contrast, I would just prepare a soup of id-11 1+3, but am I risking too high contrast, kind of like a photocopy?

    Do I need the low contrast developers, docufine and so forth?

    Any samples in id-11?

    thanks

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    Not a lot of data on this film.Some for Rodinal and D76 here:
    http://www.fotohuisrovo.nl/documenta...ei%20films.pdf
    I have obtained interesting tonal effects with it,did not try contrast.Daresay just develop a bit longer.

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    Thanks!

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    Most ortho films I've tried were doing well in Rodinal 1+100 for about 11 mins. Any other developer that can be used at a high dilution should do the trick, HC-110, perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pierods View Post
    I bought a roll of rollei ortho 25, hoping I could shoot a few photos in high contrast, kind of like shooting on the beach at noon, with overexposed areas well burnt, flare, and all the goods. (high-res though, hence the slow film).

    What developer then? Logically, since I do want contrast, I would just prepare a soup of id-11 1+3, but am I risking too high contrast, kind of like a photocopy?
    My experience is with the Adox ortho film, which seems to be fairly similar to the Rollei. I really like Diafine for this film in cases where I want high but still more-or-less pictorial contrast; I've seen some *very* nice industrial still-lifes with this combination. The contrast can give a really strong "gritty" impression without the problem of losing detail in the grain.

    For a more normal pictorial contrast, I've used Caffenol LC+C, since it seems to be the cheapest low-contrast developer in town. Someday (in my Copious Free Time) I mean to mix up a kind of "half-LC" version and see if I can get intermediate levels of contrast.

    -NT



 

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