Developing Rollei R3

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Developing Rollei R3

Post by rjdibert » Sun May 10, 2009 2:23 am

I have read a number of discourses re. this film however they all recommend developers not easily available in New Zealand. We have a few ilford developers (easily available are ID-11 and D-76 ... virtually interchangeable I know)I have a bit of Rodinal left but would rather have some solutions that would allow me to repeat a successful effort. Cheers for any assistance, Rita

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Post by kennethcooke » Mon May 25, 2009 4:36 pm

I found this site useful in the past
"It's called grain it's supposed to be there"

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Rollei R3

Post by rjdibert » Wed May 27, 2009 3:50 am

Thanks it looks like a good specs on the Rollei but I live in hope...cheers, rita

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Post by Fotohuis » Wed May 27, 2009 8:35 am ... 0films.pdf

Best results you will get with CG512/RLS which is an ultra fine grain depth developer.
RHS/AM74 in 1+7 for the higher iso rates is also doing well.

D76 stock is reasonable OK but Rodinal (which is a surface developer) is a bad combination.

Do not forget the pre-soak for this film, which is important.
It's a 3-layer film (therefore R3) and the developer should penetrate deep into the 3 layer film emulsion.
Follow the guidelines in the data sheet.

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Post by Digitaltruth » Thu May 28, 2009 11:45 am

There was an error in the devchart, so the times for R3 were not available. I have fixed it now and you can see all the times by selecting "Rollei R3" from the film list at:
Digitaltruth Photo

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