Film Recipe: Fuji Acros 100 in Rodinal 1+50


Fuji Acros 100 in Rodinal 1+50 at 20C for 11 minutes

Fuji Acros 100 in Rodinal 1+50 at 20C for 11 minutes. 

Film Recipe: Fuji Acros 100 in Rodinal 1+50 at 20C for 11 minutes, constant gentle agitation for first minute, 2-3 gentle inversions every minute after that.

This recipe for black and white film development in the darkroom is one of many in a series. Readily available films and developers have changed over the last few years, and this is intended to be an up to date selection of recipes. 

Fuji Acros is a fine grain black and white film with very subtle grays. Rodinal is a very stable film developer, inexpensive and comes in liquid form – it is an old guard film developer, generally producing an extraordinary tonal range but often a sharp and grainy result.

The combination of Acros with Rodinal gives a broad and extremely smooth tonal range, but relatively large grain – considering how smooth the film can be. The film is rated at ISO 100, but some shadows are lost here if the sun is shining bright, as in the picture of Teka at a festival.  Consider overexposing by 1/3 – 1 stop in blazing sunshine.

The image is a scan of a black and white print on Fomaspeed Glossy RC paper, developed in Adonal.




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