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Semi Stand Development in HC-110

The use of Rodinal is most common with Semistand Development. I've been playing with Semistand development on and off for a while with the more common Rodinol.

Yesterday I gave HC110 a try. And I liked it.

Dilution: (from syrup): 1:120
Temperature: unmeasured
Prewash: time unrecorded (maybe 5 minutes)
Time: 40 minutes
Inversion: first 30 seconds or so, then one more time roughly 20 minutes (half way) into development

Equipment used: My old trusty JOBO 4x5 drum, Kodak HC-110 (duh!), Lauder fix, lots of water
Film(s): these show only Fomapan (Arista.edu) 4x5 samples, but the exact same shots were done with outdated Agfapan 100, Kodak Plus-X Pan, and Tri-X professional (320)

Camera: Toyo (Omega) 45d with Fuji Fujinon 250mm f6.3 and Caltar IIn (Rodenstock Sironar N) 150mm f5.6

Scanner: Epson V700

All in all, I was quite happy with the results. Density of negatives was pretty good. I actually shot two of each motif on four different types of films and processed the other stand in Rodinal. In some of the negs there was reduced density near where the neg touched the reel. But far enough out to print- I wish it were not there at all. Very little unevenness to be seen away from areas that touched the reel.

Grain was fairly heavy, but I think less so than with Rodinal. The unexposed areas had notably less density (fog) than Rodinal.

HC-110 Semi Stand Development Sample


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