October 18 2016

ADOX Adotech III

ADOX provides two datasheets for the film ADOX CMS II containing times for developing in Adotech III, one in German1 and one in English2. The two datasheets differ in the specified agitation scheme. While the German datasheet says: “Die erste halbe Minute ist die Dose permanent …, danach jede halbe Minute 1 mal …” (The first half minute ongoing …, than once every half minute …), the English translation shows: “First half minute ongoing than once every minute.”.

After contacting Mirko from ADOX, he wrote me that the agitation scheme of the English version of the datasheet (once per minute) is the correct one.

References:
  1. ADOX CMS 20 Hochauflösungsfilm (May 2016)
  2. ADOX CMS 20 Ultrahigh-Resolution-Film (August 2016)
June 28 2016

Kodak – Film Names

Kodak has launched new versions of some films on the market in 2002, 2003 and 2007. In many development charts, even in very well-known, these versions are not distinguished, although their developing times have changed. There are often listed as Plus-X , T-Max 100, 400, 3200 or Tri-X with mixed times for old and new versions of the films. You have to be very careful to find out the correct time. You are safe looking up the times at the Film Development Chart.

Table: Kodak – Film names and periods
NamePeriod
Plus-X Pan1until 2002
Plus-X Pan Professional1until 2002
Professional Plus-X2since 2002
T-Max 1003until 2002
Professional T-Max 100TMX4since 2002
T-Max 4003until 2002
Professional T-Max 400TMY42002-2007
Professional T-Max 400TMY-25since 2007
T-Max P32003until 2002
Professional T-Max P3200TMZ4since 2002
Tri-X Pan6until 2003
Tri-X Pan Professional6until 2003
Professional Tri-X 400TX7since 2003
Professional Tri-X 320TXP7since 2003

References:

  1. KODAK PLUS-X Pan and KODAK PLUS-X Pan Professional Films F-8 (Dec 2002)
  2. KODAK PROFESSIONAL PLUS-X Film F-4018 (May 2007)
  3. KODAK T-MAX Professional Films F-32 (Mar 2002
  4. KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX Films F-4016 (Feb 2004)
  5. KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX 400 Film F-4043 (Oct 2007)
  6. KODAK TRI-X Pan and KODAK TRI-X Pan Professional Films F-9 (Apr 2003)
  7. KODAK PROFESSIONAL TRI-X 320 and 400 Films F-4017 (May 2007)

July 04 2016

List of Equivalent Developers

The following table contains a list of developers and their chemically identical or very similar equivalents.

Table: Equivalent developers.
DeveloperEquivalent
A49ADOX Atomal 49
Agfa Atomal
Argenti A-49
Bergger BER-49
Calbe A49
ORWO A49
ADOX AdonalAgfa Rodinal
Blazinal
Calbe R09
Classic F09
Compard R09 One Shot
ORWO R09
R09 One Shot
Rodinal
ADOX Atomal 49Agfa Atomal
A49
Argenti A-49
Bergger BER-49
Calbe A49
ORWO A49
ADOX FX-39Paterson FX-39
Agfa AtomalADOX Atomal 49
A49
Argenti A-49
Bergger BER-49
Calbe A49
ORWO A49
Agfa Rodinal SpecialAgfa Studional
Compard R09 Special
R09 Studio
Rodinal Special
Agfa RodinalADOX Adonal
Blazinal
Calbe R09
Classic F09
Compard R09 One Shot
ORWO R09
R09 One Shot
Rodinal
Agfa StudionalAgfa Rodinal Special
Compard R09 Special
R09 Studio
Rodinal Special
Amaloco AM 74Labor Partner LP-Supergrain
Rollei RHS
Argenti A-03Calbe A03
ORWO A03
Argenti A-49A49
ADOX Atomal 49
Agfa Atomal
Bergger BER-49
Calbe A49
ORWO A49
Argenti D-74Compard D74 One Shot
Arista 76 PowderCalbe F19
Ilford ID-11
Kentmere K-76 Powder
Kodak D-76
LegacyPro L-76 Powder
Arista Premium LiquidClayton F76 Plus
FA-1027
Bellini D96Kodak D-96
Bergger BER-49A49
ADOX Atomal 49
Agfa Atomal
Argenti A-49
Calbe A49
ORWO A49
Bergger PMKFormulary PMK Pyro Liquid
BlazinalAgfa Rodinal
ADOX Adonal
Calbe R09
Classic F09
Compard R09 One Shot
ORWO R09
R09 One Shot
Rodinal
Calbe A03Argenti A-03
ORWO A03
Calbe A49A49
ADOX Atomal 49
Agfa Atomal
Argenti A-49
Bergger BER-49
ORWO A49
Calbe F19Arista 76 Powder
Ilford ID-11
Kentmere K-76 Powder
Kodak D-76
LegacyPro L-76 Powder
Calbe R09ADOX Adonal
Agfa Rodinal
Blazinal
Classic F09
Compard R09 One Shot
ORWO R09
R09 One Shot
Rodinal
CG 512Compard D512
Labor Partner LP-Cube XS
Labor Partner LP-Xtratol XS
Rollei RLS
Champion PromicrolUncle Mort’s Homebrew Neg Soup
Classic F09ADOX Adonal
Agfa Rodinal
Blazinal
Calbe R09
Compard R09 One Shot
ORWO R09
R09 One Shot
Rodinal
Clayton F60Sensidol
Ultrafine U-60
Clayton F76 PlusArista Premium Liquid
FA-1027
Compard D74 One ShotArgenti D-74
Compard D512CG 512
Labor Partner LP-Cube XS
Labor Partner LP-Xtratol XS
Rollei RLS
Compard R09 One ShotCalbe R09
ADOX Adonal
Agfa Rodinal
Blazinal
Classic F09
ORWO R09
R09 One Shot
Rodinal
Compard R09 SpecialAgfa Rodinal Special
Agfa Studional
R09 Studio
Rodinal Special
Delagi #8Formulary Modified Pota
Edwal 12Formulary D-12
FA-1027Arista Premium Liquid
Clayton F76 Plus
Formulary D-12Edwal 12
Formulary Modified PotaDelagi #8
Formulary PMK Pyro LiquidBergger PMK
Formulary Pyrocat-HD in GlycolFormulary Pyrocat-HD
Formulary Pyrocat-HDFormulary Pyrocat-HD in Glycol
Fuji MicrofineMicrofine
Ilford ID-11Arista 76 Powder
Calbe F19
Kentmere K-76 Powder
Kodak D-76
LegacyPro L-76 Powder
Ilford PerceptolKodak Microdol X
LegacyPro Mic-X
Kentmere K-76 PowderArista 76 Powder
Calbe F19
Ilford ID-11
Kodak D-76
LegacyPro L-76 Powder
Kentmere K110 Liquid StockKodak HC-110 Stock
LegacyPro L110 Liquid Stock
Kentmere K110 LiquidKodak HC-110
Lauder LPS110
LegacyPro L110 Liquid
Kentmere KMAX LiquidKodak T-Max
LegacyPro LMAX
Kentmere KTOL PowderKodak Xtol
LegacyPro EcoPro Powder
Kodak D-76Arista 76 Powder
Calbe F19
Ilford ID-11
Kentmere K-76 Powder
LegacyPro L-76 Powder
Kodak D-96Bellini D96
Kodak HC-110 StockKentmere K110 Liquid Stock
LegacyPro L110 Liquid Stock
Kodak HC-110Kentmere K110 Liquid
Lauder LPS110
LegacyPro L110 Liquid
Kodak Microdol XIlford Perceptol
LegacyPro Mic-X
Kodak T-MaxKentmere KMAX Liquid
LegacyPro LMAX
Kodak XtolKentmere KTOL Powder
LegacyPro EcoPro Powder
Labor Partner LP-SupergrainAmaloco AM 74
Rollei RHS
Labor Partner LP-Cube XSLabor Partner LP-Xtratol XS
Compard D512
CG 512
Rollei RLS
Labor Partner LP-Docufine LCRollei RLC
Labor Partner LP-Docufine HCRollei RHC
Labor Partner LP-Xtratol XSLabor Partner LP-Cube XS
Compard D512
CG 512
Rollei RLS
Lauder LPS110Kodak HC-110
Kentmere K110 Liquid
LegacyPro L110 Liquid
LegacyPro EcoPro PowderKentmere KTOL Powder
Kodak Xtol
LegacyPro L-76 PowderArista 76 Powder
Calbe F19
Ilford ID-11
Kentmere K-76 Powder
Kodak D-76
LegacyPro L110 Liquid StockKentmere K110 Liquid Stock
Kodak HC-110 Stock
LegacyPro L110 LiquidKentmere K110 Liquid
Kodak HC-110
Lauder LPS110
LegacyPro LMAXKentmere KMAX Liquid
Kodak T-Max
LegacyPro Mic-XIlford Perceptol
Kodak Microdol X
MicrofineFuji Microfine
Moersch EFGIlford Perceptol
Kodak Microdol X
ORWO A03Argenti A-03
Calbe A03
ORWO A49Calbe A49
A49
ADOX Atomal 49
Agfa Atomal
Argenti A-49
Bergger BER-49
ORWO R09ADOX Adonal
Agfa Rodinal
Blazinal
Calbe R09
Classic F09
Compard R09 One Shot
R09 One Shot
Rodinal
Paterson FX-39ADOX FX-39
R09 One ShotADOX Adonal
Agfa Rodinal
Blazinal
Calbe R09
Classic F09
Compard R09 One Shot
ORWO R09
Rodinal
R09 StudioRodinal Special
Agfa Rodinal Special
Agfa Studional
Compard R09 Special
Rodinal SpecialAgfa Rodinal Special
Agfa Studional
Compard R09 Special
R09 Studio
RodinalADOX Adonal
Agfa Rodinal
Blazinal
Calbe R09
Classic F09
Compard R09 One Shot
ORWO R09
R09 One Shot
Rollei RHSAmaloco AM 74
Labor Partner LP-Supergrain
Rollei RLSCompard D512
CG 512
Labor Partner LP-Cube XS
Labor Partner LP-Xtratol XS
Rollei RPX-DSpur PXD
SensidolClayton F60
Ultrafine U-60
Spur PXDRollei RPX-D
Ultrafine U-60Clayton F60
Sensidol
Uncle Mort’s Homebrew Neg SoupChampion Promicrol

July 04 2016

List of Equivalent Films

The following table contains a list of films and the respective films with the same or at least very similar characteristics.

Table: Equivalent Films.
FilmEquivalent
ADOX CHM 125Arista Professional 125
Ilford FP4 Plus
ADOX CHM 400Arista Professional 400
Ilford HP5 Plus
ADOX CHS 25Efke KB 25
Efke R 25
Efke PL 25
Maco UP 25 Plus
ADOX CHS 50Efke KB 50
Efke R 50
Efke PL 50
Maco UP 64c
ADOX CHS 100Efke KB 100
Efke R 100
Efke PL 100
Maco PO 100c
Maco UP 100 Plus
ADOX CMS 20 IIADOX CMS 20
ADOX CMS 20ADOX CMS 20 II
ADOX Ortho 25Efke Ortho 25
ADOX Pan 25Agfa APX 25
Rollei Pan 25
ADOX Pan 100Agfa APX 100
Rollei Retro 100
ADOX Pan 400Agfa APX 400
Rollei Retro 400
Agfa APX 25ADOX Pan 25
Rollei Pan 25
Agfa APX 100ADOX Pan 100
Rollei Retro 100
Agfa APX 400ADOX Pan 400
Rollei Retro 400
Agfa Aviphot Pan 80Rollei Retro 80S
Agfa Aviphot Pan 200Rollei Superpan 200
Rollei Universal 200
Agfa Aviphot Pan 400SRollei Retro 400S
AgfaPhoto APX 100 (New)Fotoimpex CHM 100
Kentmere 100
Rollei RPX 100 (until 2013)
AgfaPhoto APX 400 (New)Fotoimpex CHM 400
Kentmere 400
Rollei RPX 400 (until 2013)
Arista D-Max 100Ilford Delta 100
Arista D-Max 400Ilford Delta 400
Arista EDU Ultra 100Fomapan Classic 100
Lomography Earl Gray
Arista EDU Ultra 200Fomapan Creative 200
Arista EDU Ultra 400Fomapan Action 400
Holga 400
Kodak T-Max 400 (until 2002)
Lomography Lady Gray
Arista Premium 400Kodak Prof. Tri-X 400
Arista Professional 50Ilford Pan F Plus
Polypan F
Arista Professional 125ADOX CHM 125
Ilford FP4 Plus
Arista Professional 400ADOX CHM 400
Ilford HP5 Plus
Bergger BPF-100Bergger BRF-100
Bergger BPF-200Bergger BRF-200
Bergger BPF-400 PlusBergger BRF-400 Plus
Bergger BRF-100Bergger BPF-100
Bergger BRF-200Bergger BPF-200
Bergger BRF-400 PlusBergger BPF-400 Plus
CFP Double-X 200Kodak Double-X 5222
Kodak Double-X 7222
Efke IR820Maco IR 820c/750c
Efke KB 25Efke R 25
Efke PL 25
ADOX CHS 25
Maco UP 25 Plus
Efke KB 50Efke R 50
Efke PL 50
ADOX CHS 50
Maco UP 64c
Efke KB 100Efke R 100
Efke PL 100
ADOX CHS 100
Maco PO 100c
Maco UP 100 Plus
Efke Ortho 25ADOX Ortho 25
Efke PL 25Efke R 25
Efke KB 25
ADOX CHS 25
Maco UP 25 Plus
Efke PL 50Efke R 50
Efke KB 50
ADOX CHS 50
Maco UP 64c
Efke PL 100Efke R 100
Efke KB 100
ADOX CHS 100
Maco PO 100c
Maco UP 100 Plus
Efke R 25Efke KB 25
Efke PL 25
ADOX CHS 25
Maco UP 25 Plus
Efke R 50Efke KB 50
Efke PL 50
ADOX CHS 50
Maco UP 64c
Efke R 100Efke KB 100
Efke PL 100
ADOX CHS 100
Maco PO 100c
Maco UP 100 Plus
Fomapan Classic 100Arista EDU Ultra 100
Lomography Earl Gray
Fomapan Creative 200Arista EDU Ultra 200
Fomapan Action 400Arista EDU Ultra 400
Holga 400
Kodak T-Max 400 (until 2002)
Lomography Lady Gray
Forte Fortepan FP 100Forte Portraitpan PP 100
Forte Portraitpan PP 100Forte Fortepan FP 100
Fotoimpex CHM 100AgfaPhoto APX 100 (New)
Kentmere 100
Rollei RPX 100 (until 2013)
Fotoimpex CHM 400AgfaPhoto APX 400 (New)
Kentmere 400
Rollei RPX 400 (until 2013)
Fuji Neopan 100 AcrosLegacy Pro 100
Fuji Neopan 400Legacy Pro 400
Holga 400Arista EDU Ultra 400
Fomapan Action 400
Kodak T-Max 400 (until 2002)
Lomography Lady Gray
Ilford Delta 100Arista D-Max 100
Ilford Delta 400Arista D-Max 400
Ilford FP4 PlusADOX CHM 125
Arista Professional 125
Ilford HP5 PlusADOX CHM 400
Arista Professional 400
Ilford Pan F PlusArista Professional 50
Polypan F
Kentmere 100AgfaPhoto APX 100 (New)
Fotoimpex CHM 100
Rollei RPX 100 (until 2013)
Kentmere 400AgfaPhoto APX 400 (New)
Fotoimpex CHM 400
Rollei RPX 400 (until 2013)
Kodak Double-X 5222CFP Double-X 200
Kodak Double-X 7222
Kodak Double-X 7222CFP Double-X 200
Kodak Double-X 5222
Kodak Plus-X Pan Prof. (until 2007)Kodak Plus-X Pan (until 2007)
Kodak Plus-X Pan (until 2007)Kodak Plus-X Pan Prof. (until 2007)
Kodak Prof. T-Max 100Profilm TMax 100
Kodak Prof. T-Max 400Profilm TMY 400
Kodak Prof. Tri-X 400Profilm Tri-X 400
Kodak T-Max 400 (until 2002)Arista EDU Ultra 400
Fomapan Action 400
Holga 400
Lomography Lady Gray
Legacy Pro 100Fuji Neopan 100 Acros
Legacy Pro 400Fuji Neopan 400
Lomography Black & WhiteShanghai GP3
Lomography Earl GrayArista EDU Ultra 100
Fomapan Classic 100
Lomography Lady GrayArista EDU Ultra 400
Fomapan Action 400
Holga 400
Kodak T-Max 400 (until 2002)
Maco IR 820c/750cEfke IR820
Maco PO 100cMaco UP 100 Plus
Efke KB 100
Efke R 100
Efke PL 100
ADOX CHS 100
Maco UP 25 PlusEfke KB 25
Efke R 25
Efke PL 25
ADOX CHS 25
Maco UP 64cEfke KB 50
Efke R 50
Efke PL 50
ADOX CHS 50
Maco UP 100 PlusEfke KB 100
Efke R 100
Efke PL 100
ADOX CHS 100
Maco PO 100c
Polypan FIlford Pan F Plus
Arista Professional 50
Profilm TMax 100Kodak Prof. T-Max 100
Profilm TMY 400Kodak Prof. T-Max 400
Profilm Tri-X 400Kodak Prof. Tri-X 400
Rollei Pan 25ADOX Pan 25
Agfa APX 25
Rollei Retro 80SAgfa Aviphot Pan 80
Rollei Retro 100ADOX Pan 100
Agfa APX 100
Rollei Retro 400SAgfa Aviphot Pan 400S
Rollei Retro 400ADOX Pan 400
Agfa APX 400
Rollei RPX 100 (until 2013)AgfaPhoto APX 100 (New)
Fotoimpex CHM 100
Kentmere 100
Rollei RPX 400 (until 2013)AgfaPhoto APX 400 (New)
Fotoimpex CHM 400
Kentmere 400
Rollei Superpan 200Rollei Universal 200
Agfa Aviphot Pan 200
Rollei Universal 200Rollei Superpan 200
Agfa Aviphot Pan 200
Shanghai GP3Lomography Black & White

March 23 2016

Tetenal's datasheet for Paranol S

Tetenal provides a datasheet1 with developing times for its own Paranol S developer. Some of the times listed there are surprising: Tetenal stated that this developer is ‘compatible’ with AGFA Rodinal, but the developing times differ very much, especially for dilution 1+50. For our database we assume that these developers are not equivalent.

Table: Divergent developing times for Paranol S and AGFA Rodinal.
Film ASA
Dilution
Agitation
Tetenal
Paranol S
AGFA
Rodinal
Fomapan Classic 10010025304:0013:302
Fomapan Creative 20020025305:0015:003
Fomapan Action 40040025307:0015:304
Ilford Delta 100100253014:0019:005
Ilford Delta 100100503040:00114:005
Ilford Delta 400400253012:0019:005
Ilford Delta 400400503040:00120:005
Ilford Delta 32003200253023:00111:005
Ilford Pan F Plus50253017:0016:005
Ilford Pan F Plus50503036:00111:005
Ilford FP4 Plus125253011:0019:005
Ilford FP4 Plus125503030:00115:005
Ilford HP5 Plus400253011:0016:005
Ilford HP5 Plus400503025:00111:005
Ilford SFX20025305:0016:005
Ilford SFX200503012:00110:005
Rollei RPX 10010025309:0019:007
Rollei RPX 100100503018:00118:007
Rollei Superpan 20020025303:0018:009
Rollei Superpan 20020050308:00117:009
Rollei RPX 400400253011:0018:008
Rollei Retro 400S40025304:00110:306
Rollei Retro 400S40050307:00122:006
References:
  1. Tetenal Product Information Sheet: Paranol S (May 2015)
  2. FOMA Bohemia Ltd.: Fomapan Classic 100 Developing Instructions
  3. FOMA Bohemia Ltd.: Fomapan Creative 200 Developing Instructions
  4. FOMA Bohemia Ltd.: Fomapan Action 400 Developing Instructions
  5. Ilford Film Processing Chart (Apr 2015)
  6. MACO Photo Products, Rollei Retro 400s Entwicklungszeitentabelle
  7. MACO Photo Products, Rollei RPX 100 product sheet
  8. MACO Photo Products, Rollei RPX 400 product sheet
  9. MACO Photo Products, Rollei Superpan 200 product sheet
June 28 2016

Uncle Mort’s Homebrew and Promicrol

The development times of Uncle Mort’s Homebrew Neg Soup developer are substantially identical to those of the Champion Promicrol. The data sheet of Promicrol1 and the times at the bottle label of Uncle Mort’s Homebrew2 match exactly for 12 of the specified films. The indicated times of Promicrol apply partially for different film speeds (pushs) of the films. At the label of the Homebrew no film speeds are specified for the given developing times. The following table lists the identical development times of the two developers (dilution 1+9, temperature 20 °C/68 °F, agitation 30 s).

Table: Identical film developing times of Champion Promicrol and Uncle Mort’s Homebrew Neg Soup.
FilmISO/DINZeit
Fuji Neopan 100160/23°(N+⅔)5:00
Fuji Neopan 400640/29°(N+⅔)12:00
Ilford Pan F+80/20°(N+⅔)5:00
Ilford FP4+200/29°(N+⅔)6:00
Ilford HP5+640/29°(N+⅔)11:00
Kodak Tri-X Pan (bis 2003)640/29°(N+⅔)9:00
Kodak T-Max 100 (bis 2002)160/23°(N+⅔)8:00
Kodak T-Max 400 (bis 2002)640/29°(N+⅔)12:00
Rollei RPX 100100/21°(N)6:00
Rollei RPX 400400/27°(N)10:00
Rollei Tonal 100100/21°(N)6:30
Kentmere 100100/21°(N)6:00

The two developers therefore appear to be very similar. The times of Promicrol originate from 2003: The times for the Kodak films therefore apply to the respective predecessor films.
The Promicrol developer allows 1+14 dilution. You can lookup the developing times for this dilution in the Film Development Chart.

References:
  1. Champion Promicrol Technical Data Sheet (Apr. 2003)
  2. http://www.foto-r3.com/es/uncle-morts-homebrew-neg-soup-1-litro.html
April 10 2016

Variants of the Rollei RPX 100/400

The films Rollei RPX 100 and Rollei RPX 400 were respectively sold under the same name with different recipes. This is confirmed by the different developing times of different data sheets1,2,3,4. In December 2013 these films were given a new packaging: Black background with green respectively red label. At the same time the films AgfaPhoto APX 100 and AgfaPhoto APX 400 were placed on the market. The development times of the Rollei RPX 100/400 films with old packaging were identical or at least very similar to those of AgfaPhoto APX 100/400 and Kentmere 100/400 .

References:

  1. MACO Photo Products, Rollei RPX 100 product sheet (Nov 2010)
  2. Rollei, Technisches Datenblatt Rollei RPX 100 (Apr 2015)
  3. MACO Photo Products, Rollei RPX 400 product sheet (Nov 2010)
  4. Rollei, Technisches Datenblatt Rollei RPX 400 (Apr 2015)