Adox ADX?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Matt McGrattan, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Has anyone used the Adox ADX developer?

    It seems to be a two-component developer but I'm not able to find any
    times for it or any reports of its efficacy.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
    Matt McGrattan, Jan 11, 2006
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  2. Matt McGrattan

    UC Guest

    Do you have a source web site for it?
     
    UC, Jan 11, 2006
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  3. Matt McGrattan, Jan 11, 2006
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  4. Matt McGrattan

    UC Guest

    I can read some of the German

    Entwickler means developer

    Entwicklerkonzentrat means developer concentrate

    Verdünnung means dilution

    Arbeitslösung means working (strength) solution

    Standard dilution is 1+24

    Entwicklungstabelle means development table

    Überentwicklung means over-development

    Empfindlichkeit means sensitivity or speed

    "Durch Überentwicklung lässt sich die angegebene Filmempfindlichkeit
    noch steigern, wobei jedoch die Gradation steiler und die Körnigkeit
    gröber wird."

    This means that through over-development it is possible to increase
    speed, but gradation will become harsh and graininess will become
    worse.

    What else do you need to know?
     
    UC, Jan 11, 2006
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  5. Thanks for the info.

    I can read the small print on the jpeg of the bottle - it seems usual
    usage is 1+1+24.

    I was just curious if anyone had used it and if there was any other
    source for development times.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
    Matt McGrattan, Jan 11, 2006
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  6. Matt McGrattan

    UC Guest

    "ADOLUX® ADX A+B: 2 Komponenten Entwickler. Dieser Entwickler vereint
    Eigenschaften die sich normalerweise gegenseitig ausschliessen. Er
    arbeitet schärfesteigernd, empfindlichkeitssteigernd und feinstkörnig
    zugleich. Die einzige Einschränkung ist die Lieferung in 2 getrennten
    Komponenten welche kurz vor der Verwendung gemischt werden müssen. Die
    so angesetzte Arbeitlösung hält sich nur kurze Zeit."

    Two-component developer that combines desirable properties that are
    normally mutually exclusive. It produces best sharpness, highest speed,
    and finest grain at the same time. (Comment: Yeah, right.) The two
    components must be combined just before use, as the developer dies
    shortly thereafter..

    ADOLUX® APH 09 - Basierend auf den Rezepten für den Ur-Rodinal von
    1918. Ein sehr ausgleichender Entwickler für höchste Schärfe und
    fein akzentuiertes Korn. Ideal für Große Filmformate. Abstimmbar in
    der Verdünnung zwischen 1+10 und 1+200.
    1 Liter Konzentrat. Verdünnung 1+20..1+400. Die Kapazität der Flasche
    ist Abhängig von der Verdünnung: 70..1330 Filme.

    Based on the recipe for the original Rodinal from 1918. A deevloper for
    highest sharpness and fine-accentuated grain (????!!!). Useable in
    dilutions between 1+10 and 1+200.

    Ideal for LARGE FORMAT (!!!!!)


    ADOLUX® ATM 49 - Feinstkörnig arbeitender Pulverentwickler zum Ansatz
    von 2x1 Liter Stammlösung. Universell für alle S/W Filmtypen zu
    verwenden. Der Entwickler für feinstes Korn bei gleichzeitig
    ausgeglichenen Negativen und hervorragender Empfindlichkeitsausnutzung.


    Fine-grain powder developer. Universal developer suitable for all B&W
    films. The developer for finest grain...blah blah blah....yadda yadda
    yadda...
     
    UC, Jan 11, 2006
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  7. Matt McGrattan

    Jan T Guest

    Do you see any resemblance with FX-50...?

    "UC" <> schreef in bericht
    "ADOLUX® ADX A+B: 2 Komponenten Entwickler. Dieser Entwickler vereint
    Eigenschaften die sich normalerweise gegenseitig ausschliessen. Er
    arbeitet schärfesteigernd, empfindlichkeitssteigernd und feinstkörnig
    zugleich. Die einzige Einschränkung ist die Lieferung in 2 getrennten
    Komponenten welche kurz vor der Verwendung gemischt werden müssen. Die
    so angesetzte Arbeitlösung hält sich nur kurze Zeit."

    Two-component developer that combines desirable properties that are
    normally mutually exclusive. It produces best sharpness, highest speed,
    and finest grain at the same time. (Comment: Yeah, right.) The two
    components must be combined just before use, as the developer dies
    shortly thereafter..

    ADOLUX® APH 09 - Basierend auf den Rezepten für den Ur-Rodinal von
    1918. Ein sehr ausgleichender Entwickler für höchste Schärfe und
    fein akzentuiertes Korn. Ideal für Große Filmformate. Abstimmbar in
    der Verdünnung zwischen 1+10 und 1+200.
    1 Liter Konzentrat. Verdünnung 1+20..1+400. Die Kapazität der Flasche
    ist Abhängig von der Verdünnung: 70..1330 Filme.

    Based on the recipe for the original Rodinal from 1918. A deevloper for
    highest sharpness and fine-accentuated grain (????!!!). Useable in
    dilutions between 1+10 and 1+200.

    Ideal for LARGE FORMAT (!!!!!)


    ADOLUX® ATM 49 - Feinstkörnig arbeitender Pulverentwickler zum Ansatz
    von 2x1 Liter Stammlösung. Universell für alle S/W Filmtypen zu
    verwenden. Der Entwickler für feinstes Korn bei gleichzeitig
    ausgeglichenen Negativen und hervorragender Empfindlichkeitsausnutzung.


    Fine-grain powder developer. Universal developer suitable for all B&W
    films. The developer for finest grain...blah blah blah....yadda yadda
    yadda...
     
    Jan T, Jan 11, 2006
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  8. The bottles arrived today.

    For ADX the first bottle lists 'hydroquinone' as the ingredient. The
    second 'potassium thiocyanate'. I've no idea what other ingredients are
    in them.

    Will test this weekend.

    The two components are combined immediately before use.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
    Matt McGrattan, Jan 12, 2006
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  9. Matt McGrattan

    UC Guest

    To whom are you addressing this question?


     
    UC, Jan 12, 2006
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  10. Matt McGrattan

    Jan T Guest

    well, as it was a direct reply to your reply, you of course, UC!


    "UC" <> schreef in bericht
    To whom are you addressing this question?
     
    Jan T, Jan 13, 2006
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  11. Matt McGrattan

    UC Guest

    I don't have any idea...
     
    UC, Jan 13, 2006
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  12. For what it's worth, I developed a few films at the weekend in this.

    The negs look pretty good although I haven't had a chance to properly
    scan them. I'm going by how they look through a loupe.

    Matt
     
    Matt McGrattan, Jan 16, 2006
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  13. Matt McGrattan

    Jan T Guest

    Scan? Loupe? Why not print them? I'm above all interested in how it prints
    ;-)

    | For what it's worth, I developed a few films at the weekend in this.
    |
    | The negs look pretty good although I haven't had a chance to properly
    | scan them. I'm going by how they look through a loupe.
    |
    | Matt
     
    Jan T, Jan 16, 2006
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  14. Matt McGrattan

    Matt Guest

    I don't have space for an enlarger. It's simply not possible in my
    rented flat to a) make a room properly light tight and b) find
    somewhere to store the enlarger.

    Enlargers are cheaply and easily available these days so if I had the
    space I'd definitely have one, but I don't.

    So I compromise by shooting film and scanning. I pay for proper prints
    of particularly good negatives but otherwise make do with inkjet
    prints from film negs. The stored negs can be printed when I finally
    sort out an enlarger.

    I will, soon, have occasional access to a darkroom through work so I
    will be optically printing more often. If I get a chance I'll give
    some feedback on the ADX developer.

    Matt
     
    Matt, Jan 18, 2006
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  15. Matt McGrattan

    John Guest

    You don't even have room for a small enlarger such as a Durst M305 ? I
    mean the baseboard is only 14X16". Add a decent 50mm lens and a Nova
    slot system and you can make 8X10's in an area only about 18X36" with
    an area for a singly tray to catch the prints as you bring them out of
    the fixer.

    Now light problem, that can sure be a challenge !

    JD
     
    John, Jan 21, 2006
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