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I am collecting in this post my experiences developing black and white film with Rodinal developer, now sold as Adox Adonal. I have a little notebook with all of this information that would be a huge pain to loose so I’m transcribing those notes here and adding more as I learn.

For the basics, the wiki post is a great place to start… (Be sure to check those external links!)

Digital Truth has a massive chart of development times for Rodinal with all kinds of film as well as the Rodinal product leaflet. You can find the Adonal Material Safety Data Sheet (the stuff I use) at the Adox.de site. I ordered my 500ml bottle of Adonal from FreestylePhoto in the USA. In Europe, you can order from SilverPrint.

To check out other great images developed with Rodinal and get feedback from some really knowledgeable people, check out the Flickr Rodinal Group.

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My handy table of Rodinal Dilutions:
Dilution
For 300 ml
(ml Rodinal + ml Water)
For 500 ml
(ml Rodinal + ml Water)
For 1000 ml
(ml Rodinal + ml Water)
1:25
12 ml / 288 ml
20 ml / 480 ml
40 ml / 960 ml
1:50
6 ml / 294 ml
10 ml / 490 ml
20 ml / 980 ml
1:100
3 ml / 297 ml
5 ml / 495 ml
10 ml / 990 ml

Examples of development at different dilutions:

Development Type: Stand Development 1:100 Concentration @ 20C
Time: 60 min
Notes:

60 sec of inversions at start, 10 sec of inversions at 30 min.

Flickr Set:
VALVE
bike
three chairs

Development Type: Normal Development 1:50 Concentration @ 20C
Time: 11 min
Notes:

60 sec of inversions at start, 10 sec of inversions at start of every min thereafter.

Flickr Set:
Polaroid 350
scattered
vigil

Development Type: Normal Development 1:25 Concentration @ 20C
Time: 7 min
Notes:

60 sec of inversions at start, 10 sec of inversions at start of every min thereafter.

Flickr Set:
floating in a...
16th Ave.
open