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    A decent developer that I can use in both rotary and tank systems?

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum, i've been gone for a LONG time.
    I like Rodinal. Heck, I LOVE Rodinal. Now it's.. something else.
    Anyhow, I was thinking of WD2D (I love PMK Pyro but with rotary it never worked well for me)...
    I like developer that is dilutable and relatively inexpensive.
    I shoot 5x7 and 120/6x6. I'm not opposed to replenishing (I used to replenish Acufine, but that was 120 in tanks)
    Any thoughts? Sorry if I sound like a newbie, it's been 2+ years since i've gotten back in to the swing of things.
    Rollo-pyro also sounds good.. *shrug* I like acutance, but really I don't even care so much at this point.

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    Ahem... Diafine...?
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    FWIW, WD2D+ has worked well for me in my JoBo, roll film and sheets.
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    I use Xtol, Rodinal and D76 in inversion tanks and Jobo.

    Xtol seems to be pretty insensitive to agitation, i.e. I need to reduce the time by maybe 10% going from tanks to rotary and the film speed is unaffected. Rodinal seems more sensitive to agitation; it needs significantly reduced development time to keep the contrast under control and has about a stop of speed loss when using it rotary. It's still great stuff though.

    Replenishing with a rotary process isn't generally a great idea because of the increased oxidation; that's not a problem if you do it one-shot.

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    There is nothing wrong with good old D76 or Ilfords ID11. Identical chemical formulas and work with both methods.

    However, for what it is worth, Rodinal is not meant for any other method than in a tank which is only agitated once every 30 seconds. Used otherwise it loses the 'edge effect' for which Rodinal is famed. The grain can increase and the edges get 'mushy'. Only slightly, but enough to see in big enlargements.
    Last edited by BMbikerider; 10-11-2012 at 05:41 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkerSmithPhoto View Post
    Ahem... Diafine...?
    Two bath developers like Diafine are not designed for rotary systems but rather gentle and intermittent agitation.
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    what didn't work for you when using PMK?
    It's what I use 95% of the time, have been for several years in a jobo, and other than people saying "it isn't good for rotary use", don't see what's wrong with it. I mix a larger quantity (1L) if I'm doing a lot of film/long times and use 500ml per first half of development, 500ml for the second.
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    I am using D76 1:1 in my Jobo processor with great results. It also works well for hand processing. ---john

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    I've used Rodinal in both systems, and Pyrocat. I love them both.

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