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August 30, 2015 / Aware of the Void

Developing Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

This is the short version of my film development technique. In the tank here I have three rolls of Foma Fomapan 100. Two of them are 120 and one is 35mm.

Here I mixed my Rodinal at 1+50 so with my three reels I made up 1500ml of developer.

My recipe for this was.

  • Pre-soak in water for 5mins
  • Rodinal 1+50
  • Gentle inversions for 1 min (about 30).
  • 5 x gentle inversion at each min
  • Stop bath for 1 min
  • Ilford Rapid fixer for 5 minutes
  • Final rise for 10 minutes
  • Photo-flo bath for 30 seconds

And here is a few shots using this developer and film.

Camera:Nikon F100 Film: Fomapan 100  Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100
Film: Fomapan 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100 Film: Fomapan 100  Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100
Film: Fomapan 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100 Film: Fomapan 100  Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100
Film: Fomapan 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100 Film: Fomapan 100  Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100
Film: Fomapan 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100 Film: Fomapan 100  Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100
Film: Fomapan 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Pinhole

Camera:Nikon F100 Film: Fomapan 100  Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100
Film: Fomapan 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100 Film: Fomapan 100  Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

Camera:Nikon F100
Film: Fomapan 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9mins

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  1. fatfreddysproject / Aug 31 2015 1:54 am

    Nice post! I’ve tried Fomapan 100 using Rodinal, same dilution and time as you but my result is nowhere near as nice as yours. The camera I was using was an unknown quantity, maybe the meter was faulty. All images were overexposed by a stop or two.

    I’ve acidentally exposed a roll of Fomapan 100 at ISO 400. Have you tried to push Fomapan 100? Any hints how to develop?

    • Aware of the Void / Aug 31 2015 7:38 am

      Hi Freddy, I once shot a roll of it 800 and just used stand development in rodinol. worked out just fine. Many be a little grainy but for me the results were ok.I think 3 stops is nothing for this film!

  2. Jim Grey / Aug 31 2015 12:51 pm

    These shots all have great tone and minimal grain. The skin tones are all wonderful. Nicely done!

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