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    It is generally well behaved with dilution changes, which helps if you want to compensate for short times at higher temperatures. I use 1+11 a lot, sometimes 1+15. I find 1+7 gives short times with some films.

    I mainly use Delta 400 in small formats, and Delta 100 or HP5 in 5x4. Grain is not a major concern.
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    Thanks again for the info folks. I think I'm going to use, for now, Rodinal with film rated at iso 100-250, and D 76 1:1 for Tri X. I'll probably end up comparing something like Arista Premium 100 in D 76 1:1 and Rodinal 1:50. I've used Rodinal years ago, just not with Tri X, rated at any speed. I'm still going to try some Tri X rated at 400 in Rodinal 1:50 and see how I like the grain. I always thought D 76 and Tri X were great. I do like the look of Tri X 2 1/4 dev. in Rodinal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aldevo View Post
    If it's got a weakness it's that it's shelf life is not purpoted to be very good. Nevertheless, if you are going to process a bunch of film rolls soon after opening it, it's a good choice.
    When I was a kid, FG-7 came in a Glass bottle. I often used it. They "improved" it by selling it in a plastic bottle that had a handy built in measuring device, and I was surprised when the bottle went bad before I used it all up. Disappointed I went to Rodinal. I suspect the shelf life issue is the bottles and if I ever see some fresh stock I may try it gain, but first decant the bottle into glass.
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    I once called for some tech info on FG-7 and after an interesting conversation, the engineer mentioned that decanting to smaller, glass bottles was their recommendation for extending shelf life. I used it for years and frankly, found very little difference with D-76 and the ease of use was a primary reason for continuing with it. It had a very slight speed advantage and was a bit more predictable in highlight control but the differences were very subtle. Here's an old ad that I happened onto yesterday when looking something up in an old Darkroom Techniques (Nov/Dec 1985).
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