TRI-X + Rodinal 03

Nikon F3, 50mm f1.4, TRI-X, Rodinal 1:50

Again, I’m a lazy shit, actually I hate writing so it takes me a long time to sit down and type. Actually I’m really good at doing nothing and I mean nothing just sitting around and staring into space.

This is the last batch of 3 rolls in my calibration of TRI-X developed in Rodinal 1:50. I have now shot and developed 9 rolls of film and have decided on a provisional normal development time/dilution/agitation etc.

To recap (I have not listed stop and fix times as they remain the same for all batches):

First batch of 3 rolls:

  • 9 min development time, 1 minute of pre soak, first minute of development time with continuous agitation then 10 seconds in each min thereafter. Note that all times in this batch were timed with chemicals being poured in during the development time.

Second batch of 3 rolls:

  • 9 min development time, 1 minute of pre soak, first minute of development time with continuous agitation then 5 seconds in each 30 seconds. Note that all times in this batch were timed with chemicals being poured in during the development time.

Third batch of 3 rolls:

  • 9 min development time, 1 minute of pre soak, first minute of development time with continuous agitation then 5 seconds in each 30 seconds. Note that all times in this batch were timed with chemicals being poured in before the timer is started.

The final batch gave me a very good starting point for a normal development time. There is lots of shadow and highlight detail and good separation throughout the mid tones. This is by no means the end of the process as I will continue to refine the normal development process and at the same time start to create times etc. for N+1, and N-1.

Please remember that your times/results may differ but it gives you a place to start and then you can go through the process yourself.

This will be the last post for a while on developing film unless I start another round of work to refine the N+1 and N-1 times.

Nikon F3 + 50mm f1.4, TRI-X + Rodinal, Scanned on Minolta Scan Elite 5400

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