Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,967   Posts: 1,558,450   Online: 980
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ontario
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    775
    Images
    28

    Rodinal from 2001

    Hey...

    I have some Rodinal that was purchased on 2001 and it's grey in colour. Anyone know if this is still good? My instincts tell me no.

    ...Jordan.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    587
    With other developers it'd be a concern -- but not with Rodinal. There are reports of people using 40-year-old bottles with no ill effects. My bottle dates from 2000 and is still going strong.

    (from one Canadian guy named Jordan to another)

  3. #3
    Shawn Dougherty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,134
    Images
    290
    If you just opened it I'm sure it's fine. If it's been half full or so for that long you might have some troulbe... A snip test is easy enough. Shawn

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,056
    Gray? I've seen it amber and brown, but not gray. Usually this stuff is forever, but I'd run a test roll.

  5. #5
    Shawn Dougherty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,134
    Images
    290
    Quote Originally Posted by jim appleyard View Post
    Gray? I've seen it amber and brown, but not gray. Usually this stuff is forever, but I'd run a test roll.
    That's a good point I overlooked. In the few years I've been using it I've seen clearish amber/purple to dark brown but not gray. A quick test and there are no more questions.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ontario
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    775
    Images
    28
    I'll do the test. Now that I look harder, grey might not be as correct as grey-ish brown (the bottle is white and threw me off). I'll run a test, I just thought there might be a "no way don't even bother trying" somewhere from someone who has done the same. Even then, it's always best to test and be certain. Thanks all.

  7. #7
    Martin Reed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    North London
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    325
    I've got a 500ml bottle of Rodinal from 1977, about a quarter full. This was when it came in a glass bottle with graduations on the side. I tested it in 1997 at the 20 year mark, and it compared very favourably with fresh Rodinal, even though it's as black as creosote. Maybe a tad less activity. I'm saving it to try again in 2017. I'm sure it's going to outlive me.

  8. #8
    RobertV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    the Netherlands
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,057



    New Rodinal and Rollei Retro 100 / APX 100.



    4 years old Rodinal and the same Rollei Retro 100 / APX 100.


    This year it's 7 years old. I will wait and do the 10 y.o. test.
    Maybe it's a good idea to save one film as well due to the fact the Retro/APX 100/400 films are running out of stock worldwide soon.

  9. #9
    RobertV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    the Netherlands
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,057
    The color of Rodinal should go from light yellow (when it's brand new) , light brown, brown, dark brown to almost black.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    923
    Quote Originally Posted by jordanstarr View Post
    I'll do the test. Now that I look harder, grey might not be as correct as grey-ish brown (the bottle is white and threw me off). I'll run a test, I just thought there might be a "no way don't even bother trying" somewhere from someone who has done the same. Even then, it's always best to test and be certain. Thanks all.
    White bottle?
    Mark
    Mark Layne
    Nova Scotia
    and Barbados

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin