I?m interested in adox films but I?m have not developed films by my self and I don?t have to possibility to do so at the moment. I?m from Finland and commercial processors develope black and white films by hand. I would like to know how well developers for modern bw films like Kodak, Ilfod etc. work with adox films 25-100 ASA. I?m sure you recommend me developers just made for Adox films but I?m just interested to know what to expect.
Hope to hear from you soon
don't worry, there's no such thing as developers made exclusively for Adox films. I'm sure you'll get your film developed with decent results. If your lab has more than one or two developers available (which I guess they'll do, if they're indeed developing by hand), they'll probably also have Rodinal. And that'll set you up. I don't have any statistical data on that, but it seems to me that Rodinal is the developer most commonly used for the CHSes, and rightly so. It's foolproof, easy to use and yields awesome results with these old-school emulsions. Another one that's generally considered to work well with them is Tetenal Neofin blue (aka Beutler), but if they don't have Rodinal, they're not gonna have that one either.
Not sure about how the CHSes like D76 or ID-11. ...anyone?
thanks for your quick reply. I went to a photolaboratory near by and they don?t have Rodinal anymore because of something related to end of Agfa but they do have Tetenal Neofin blue developer. Thank you for your help.
[quote name='Gast_maki75nicht eingeloggt_' date='26-04-06, 12:35 ']...they do have Tetenal Neofin blue developer. Thank you for your help.
If there was ever a developer made for Adox films, it must be Neofin Blue. Willi Beutler made that developer in 1948 to get the best possible negatives from the then new Adox films, and it is still unsurpassed in my opinion.
A very nice combination for the Efke/Adox 25 is Rodinal 1+100
even better for this film is Tetenal blue or the almost simmular Amaloco AM50 developer.
Last one is very popular for these kind of films in the Netherlands.