Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
Hey, how come you get away with this correct statement but every time I say it the Rodinal Defence Force comes after me Not fair!
Because we had High Acutance developers here in Europe that were never commercially available in the US

Kodak sold HDD, High Definition Developer, Ilford Hyfin, Paterson Acutol S etc. All gave very high acutance but were quite grainy with 35mm films.

Kodak even sold Kodinol their Rodinal clone in Europe, and Ilford introduced theirs Certinal in 1908 Mees had worked on Rodinal type developers in the early 1900's at Wrateen & Wainwright before Kodak bought the company.

So having used Hyfin and Acutol S the results with Rodinal are mild in comparison and a better all round blance.