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

3 Comments

  1. 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?

    1. 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!

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