Pushing Agfa APX 100 with Rodinal

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Irakli West, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Irakli West

    Irakli West Guest

    Hi all,

    would you recommend pushing APX100 with Rodinal, following the times given
    at Digitaltruth
    http://www.digitaltruth.com/chart/pages/pushproc.html

    (increasing given developing time by a factor)

    Or would you use a dedicated developer such as Xtol or Microphen?

    TIA
     
    Irakli West, Aug 21, 2003
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  2. Irakli West

    Jeff Novick Guest

    I have pushed film with Rodinal, in particular, APX100, but, not the higher
    dilutions. I use 1+25. I often shoot the sheet film at 200. No problem.
    There is an increase in contrast but not offensive to me. I don't know about
    pushing it any further. I would suggest using a faster film if you wanted
    more speed than 200.
     
    Jeff Novick, Aug 21, 2003
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  3. I would not 'push' any film, ever. Some developers give a higher
    shadow speed (Microphen, Acufine, UFG, etc.). You're ruining the
    quality of the film and wasting your precious time.

    Use Acutol anyway, it gives finer grain and more shadow speed than
    Rodinal.
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Aug 21, 2003
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  4. Irakli West

    Jytzel Guest

    Firstly, I agree with Michael: Never push!
    Seondly, Rodinal works better with overexposed films. It's a speed
    loosing developer, it has some a characteristic smooth transition from
    high to midtones but not shadow areas. you'd better try a
    metol-phenidon-based develper instead.
     
    Jytzel, Aug 29, 2003
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