Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
Can someone educate me, why is it fool proof?

What kinds of tones does it have? Is it closer to Rodinal or HC-110 in sharpness vs grain etc?

Nearly forever is Rodinal... So there's more than one nearly forever? Lol


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There is very little need to control temperature, and past a certain point an increase in time makes little difference in development.

One re-uses Diafine over and over - if you don't contaminate it, it will last for a very long time and will develop a lot of film.

With some films, it gives a real speed increase - e.g. old Tri-X at EI 1250 and you got good shadow detail. I haven't used it in years, so I don't know what EI people are getting with current Tri-X.

It accomplishes its speed increase by, inter alia, lowering contrast. So one needs to try it to determine whether it will be suitable for one's needs.

It might do a good job with negatives designed to be scanned - you should ask someone who uses it for that purpose.