Kodak HIE and Rodinal

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Silvio Bacchetta, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. I have to develop a couple of rolls of infrared HIE within a few days.
    Usually I work with Agfa and Maco films using Rodinal as developer, is
    it recommended for HIE or should I buy something else?

    Thanks in advance.
    Silvio Bacchetta, Jul 22, 2003
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  2. Silvio Bacchetta

    Some Dude Guest

    It really depends on what you want your output to look like. HIE +
    Rodinal makes HIE much grainier than using something like TM 1:4 or
    D76 1:1 - Its grainy but GOOD GRAINY! (I like grain, though).

    My fave HIE combination is rod 1:100, 18mins, 24c, rated at 400. 24c
    being my tap temp now. Tomorrow it may be 22, 23, or 55. Who knows.
    So adjust accordingly.


    Some Dude, Jul 24, 2003
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  3. Thank you. For the first roll I've tried Rodinal 1+25, 9 minutes, 20 °C.
    Telling from border numbers, processing is correct, but there are just
    one or two good frames, the others are all overexposed. My friend has
    learned how much IR radiation is reflected by leaves...

    Next time I will try 1+50 for 12 minutes, just to see how grain changes.
    Silvio Bacchetta, Jul 24, 2003
  4. HIE is not that grainy if you use a solvent developer such as D-76
    dilute and keeo the times well down. Kodak overstates development
    times by as much as 25%. Try taking off 25 or 35% and see what you
    Michael Scarpitti, Jul 25, 2003
  5. Of course, if you use a solvent developer, you lose sharpness (specifically,

    Jim MacKenzie, Jul 25, 2003
  6. Silvio Bacchetta

    John Guest

    Any solvency of D-76/ID-11 is going to be minimal. At 1:1 it is a


    John S. Douglas, Photographer
    John, Jul 26, 2003
  7. At 1:3 it's a non-issue. At 1:1 the effects are noticeable but minimal. In
    stock form D-76/ID-11 has noticeable solvent effects. Non-solvent
    developers like Rodinal and PMK have noticeably sharper edge effects on my
    negatives. I'm not saying that's necessarily better, but it does suit my
    photographic style more.

    Jim MacKenzie, Jul 28, 2003
  8. Silvio Bacchetta

    Some Dude Guest

    hmm I wonder what 1:1 tmax dev would do...


    Some Dude, Jul 31, 2003
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