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Adox Adonal Developer (500ml/16 oz)

BH #ADA500 • MFR #12054
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Adox Adonal Developer (500ml/16 oz)
Key Features
  • Old and Reliable B/W Developer
  • Very Long Shelf Life
Adox Adonal Developer is a highly concentrated fine-grain, one-shot black and white film developer. By diluting it according to requirements, you can match Adonal to any black and white negative film regardless of contrast. Grain is also a factor that will be influenced by the dilution. 1+100 will produce the finest grain while 1+25 will produce a noticeably pronounced grain pattern.
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Adox 12054 Overview

Adox Adonal Developer is a highly concentrated fine-grain, one-shot black and white film developer. By diluting it according to requirements, you can match Adonal to any black and white negative film regardless of contrast. Grain is also a factor that will be influenced by the dilution. 1+100 will produce the finest grain while 1+25 will produce a noticeably pronounced grain pattern.

Note:
You are advised to wear rubber gloves and taking normal darkroom precautions when handling this product
Shelf life is several years (half-opened bottles reported to last over 40 years)
Recommended dilution: 1+50 for general purpose work
The solution is light straw colored when first opened, and during the course of a year turns darker until eventually becoming deep purple-brown - but the developer will perform regardless of color

Adox 12054 Specs

Chemistry TypeFilm Developer
Powder/LiquidLiquid
Liquid Volume1 x 16.9  fl oz / 500.0  mL
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.5 x 3.2 x 2"

Adox 12054 Reviews

Reliable Classic

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-19

I purchased this because of its exceptionally long shelf life. I have only used it on Arista EDU Ultra so far, but it gave the results I was looking for.

For people who appreciate film

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-30

Rodinal is a great developer that lets film be film. It is for people who appreciate sharpness over fine grain, and can be used with just about every film made. There are many dilutions that work for specific films, giving you a range of possibilities for the look you are trying to accomplish. I have had great results with TMZ at 1000 with rodinal developer to get a gritty look with a broad tonal range. Success as with anything else depends on the amount of experience you have with this product, and I am sure you will want to tweak it to give you what you find works best for you. Also, temperature control is very important with Rodinal, and if you cannot keep your baths at a consistent temperature, you would be better off using something else. If I could only have one developer, this would be it!

Great product.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-20

An excellent developer, capable of delivering high accutance. I have used it for years and really appreciate it.

good

By Holger
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-18

love it

Tried and true, even for a newbie

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-23

In full disclosure this is the first and only developer I have used and I have only developed a few rolls of film with it, so I cannot give an expert experience-based review of this developer compared to others on the market. That said however, I did copious research on developers beforehand and came to the conclusion that this would probably be the best developer for me. So far I have been extraordinarily pleased with its performance! Rodinal is versatile and easy to use. It can be used in many different dilutions ratios to achieve different looks; and since it is a high accutance developer it can even be used in stand development. It has a famously long shelf life, and a few mLs goes a long way, which makes it a pretty economical choice. Lastly, it's history speaks for itself, think of it as good old reliable!

As good as it gets.

By Tomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-16

I use this for semi-stand developing. Two 135 films (or one 120) will get 600ml 18.5C water with 4.5ml Adonal, inverted ten times every ten minutes for an hour. The results are predictable but vary with different film. Pan F 50 is fantastic in this mix, it keeps the highlights from blowing out and doesn't get any crazy grain, but on the other hand TriX or APX get very intense grain. Delta 100 and 400 are closer to Pan F 50, while HP5 is closer to TriX. I like it because it's ridiculously economical, the open bottles never seem to go off, and with semi-stand you get the benefits of stand (high edge contrast, ability to automatically push/pull film, even if the ISO setting is altered mid-roll) without the downsides (sprocket holes showing up as lines on the film or uneven development vertically). It's also a very forgiving protocol, very difficult to screw it up. I have tried other development methods but it's hard to find anything that improves on this for cost, efficiency and quality.

Great Stable Developer

By Francisco
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-19

I have been using Rodinal since the 1970's, along with other developers. Rodinal has an extremely long shelf life and produces very sharp grain images. It is my go-to developer for just about all films (along with HC-100 when I want a softer grain pattern). If you have trouble with shadow detail, then expose at a lower E.I. and vary the development time to control the highlights. With most films, I find that lowering the E.I. by one stop and adjusting the development gives me the shadow detail I favor. Since it is highly diluted, it acts as a compensating developer when used as a stand or semi-stand developer. That is, if used at 1:75 to 1:100 and if left to stand, or agitating once every two minutes , the highlights will not get blown out while maintaining shadow detail -- the developer poops out in the highlights while continuing to work in the shadow areas. It takes just a little experimentation to get the results you want, but it is well worth the effort for the results you get.

Legendary

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-14

You want to see how great this can be? Check out Ralph Gibson's work before digital. 1:25 ratio 11 minutes Tri x 35mm at 100-400 iso Dense amazing negatives.

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