i do a stand development using a tank and 4x5 film hangers. dilute rodinal 1:100 and develop 2 hours for efke 25 and 100. suppose i could go longer or shorter. haven't really tried too much because two hours seems just fine. start with a pre-soak of a few minutes and then agitate in the developer for about a minute. then agitate once for 30 seconds after the first hour or so.
never had uneven development and everything looks great enough.
though i know i should be all into technical this or technical that... but for the most part i just love being able to make and eat dinner while the film develops. and that most everything turns out something usable. i've never been a careful photographer, nor do i want to be, and this system seems to work out always to my surprise and delight. like magic.
for what it's worth, i've always been fascinated by this article at unblinking eye: "mortenson revisited" which suggests underexpose (expose for the highlights) and overdevelop (develop for the shadows). why not? that's what i figure, and worry about.
of particular interest in the aformentioned article is the idea of developing for a week and keeping the developing tank in the refridgerator!!! anyone know more about this sort of thing???
Last edited by rakuhito; 11-20-2004 at 11:28 AM. Click to view previous post history.