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    Long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wogster View Post
    I thought Agfa went fins up a couple of years ago, is someone else making the developer now, or is this old stock. If it's old stock then how long does this stuff last.....
    AGFA Rodinal Special is a PQ developer (Phenidone/Hydroquinone). As such. it should have a fairly long working life (testing required).

    Rodinal Special is nothing like traditional Rodinal (which is a P-Aminophenol developer).

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    Rodinal Special is nothing like traditional Rodinal (which is a P-Aminophenol developer).

    Yet it DOES last a long time in unopened bottles,
    it does give a beautiful image,
    and is a very worthwhile product.

    Agfa said the concentrate was good at least two year in sealed bottles
    (I think that is very conservative)
    and the working solution good for 3 months
    in full, capped bottles.

    They also suggest that you mix the full quantity of concentrate,
    and decant into small bottles. I've happily used Rodinal Special that way,
    and further diluted it 1:1 for use. It seems most like Aculux 2.

    Rodinal Special is the same stuff as Studional,
    but because it does need to be used up once the bottle is opened,
    Agfa made Rodinal Special in little bottles and Studional in big ones.
    Using up a liter of concentrate takes a lot of film,
    and was really intended for a lab or studio setting.

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    So I went ahead and processed the rolls at 1:15 concentration and cut the development for the 200 rated one to 4.5 minutes. Negatives look fine but I'll get a better idea when I try and print them.

    Defintely going to go with the suggestion of reducing the dilution to 1:30 and work out a development time for that. I'll just burn through developer too fast otherwise.

    So, let me get this right - Agfa have stopped making this stuff so the supply is going to run out after a while .. is that right? If so, maybe I should consider another developer. I want one I can use constantly for a few years and not be messing around using different ones ...

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    A&O makes it now, and it is sold by Silverprint UK:

    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/Product...asp?PrGrp=5011

    Slainte !

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