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Using VERY OLD 'RODINAL' !!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:04 pm
by pentaxpete
Last ORWO NP20 I did in RODINAL 1+50 was under-developed . The Rodinal was now a ' Dark Brown Colour' with Crystals at the bottom -- so I gave it a 'test' -- I microwaved it gently at 50% for 45 secs several times, trying to break up the Crystals as I did so . It got quite 'Warm' ! I cut the short length of ORWO NP20 rated 50 ASA in my Chinon CG-5 and processed in RODINAL 1+25 for a 'Guessed' 10 mins @ 20oC and got GREAT NEGS !! I could have rated the outdated film faster at 64 ASA even . I have scanned just TWO to show you . I will use up the rest of the 'Brown Microwaved RODINAL' now ! THIS one was using my SMC Pentax-A 24mm f2.8 to see if I could 'Hand-hold' it in dreadful light at f4 -- I think I managed it -- got 1/15th second.
Old Rodinal Test 01.jpg
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Here is a test of my Pentax 'K' fit VIVITAR ( Komine made) 135mm f2.8 at full aperture f2.8
Old Rodinal Test 02.jpg
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Using VERY OLD 'RODINAL' !!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:42 am
by Algi
You don't do anything the easy way! :wink: I find that fascinating! :thumb: Keep on going at it.

Rodinal used to be one of my favourites when I used film.

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Using VERY OLD 'RODINAL' !!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:49 pm
by pentaxpete
I have tried that batch of Rodinal with some 1994 dated Ilford HP5 + bulk film I was given and got Grain LARGER than 'Golf Balls' and it spoilt the definition !!
Image1000F Tests 02 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
Image1000F Tests 01 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

Using VERY OLD 'RODINAL' !!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:12 pm
by Smeggypants
There's something artistic about the Grain though Pete. Much nicer than hideous digital noise reduction