|Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:38 pm Post subject:
In this case I think a really slower than ISO 100 film - 64, 32, 25 developed in another developer like Microphen, HC-110 or X-tol will give you better results than Rodinal. I'm not using right now 35mm but only 120 and 4x5 B&W film, but had used 35mm for decades. I remember have used Agfa and Ilford low ISO for B&W with Microphen and had very consistent results and fine grain too.
Try Ilford Pan-F Plus with Microphen 1:1 for instance, I'm sure you'll like it.
I have been using in these last months Rodinal in dilutions from 1:25 to 1:300 with normal, semi and stand mainly because I wanted that "rough" look for landscape photography and searching for the luminescent effect from stand dev.