Rodinal and fast film

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by john_galloway, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. I need to shoot some fast moving events under poor lighting conditions and need film rated at no less than 800. I only use Rodinal. Any suggestions on what film pushed or therewise will give me some shadow detail without outragious grain?
     
  2. You can't make a silk purse out of a sows' ear. Haul off and get a
    speed increasing/retaining developer like Acufine, Microphen, DD-X,
    Tmax, etc.
     
  3. Try HP5+ and add about 50g/L sodium sulfite to your Rodinal working solution; this will less the speed loss of using Rodinal and will take the graininess down just a tad.

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    But I do agree with Tim; what you want just isn't going to happen with Rodinal.
     
  4. Forget the Rodinal. Use Tmax P3200, set meter between ISO 800-1200,
    develop in Xtol 1:1 according to your set ISO.
     
  5. Thanks for those responses. I have some Ilfosol S around. Anyone
    had experience with that and Neopan 1600 or Tri-x pushed?
     
  6. Ilfosol doesn't work too well with fast film either. Microphen's
    probably your best bet.<br>Get the right tool for the job. You
    wouldn't use a hammer to fit a screw, just because it was handy, would
    you?
     

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