Originally Posted by bwcolor
Thought it worth asking after months gone by.
At a personal level I have found that I now rarely develop D100 or Foma 100 in anything else now. Depending on the subject and format I either do D100 in Xtol 1+2 + 1:100 or with 1+200. The latter gives a very subtle addition to the bite but it is there. Foma 100, simply because this is where I started experimenting, I do at 1+3 + 1:100 and the results are lovely.
After a bit of thought and messing about in the darkroom I have decided that I don't find the tonality of Rodinal alone ideal under most circumstances. There is something about it that even when the print goes down fine and the image is right, there is a coldness/hardness to the look of the print.... even on warmtone papers! It must be a tonal scale thing, but mixing the devs seems to alleviate this and give more conventional tonality, which I prefer. The rodinal can help inject some of the rodinal highlight sparkle into prints but without sacrificing too much by way of juicy mid tones, which I find Rodinal weak on. In 120 I find these mixed devs even more important as D100 in 120 is so fine grained in Xtol alone that it can almost go looking digital.