Acros 100 in D-76, post yours
Old 05-27-2013   #1
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Acros 100 in D-76, post yours

Shot this at 200 and developed in D-76 just to see. I kinda like it. Show me some of yours if you have 'em?


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Old 05-27-2013   #2
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Those are some beautiful images. I'm becoming inspired to shoot some traditional B&W again. Well done!
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Ok I'm going to follow this thread as my M6 is currently loaded with that film, and I have D76 here. What dilutions and times did everyone here use? I usually go for stock, since I dont have the patience to wait for an hour, + it's easier since I don't have to measure out my developer!
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Kevin, I used the massive dev chart recommendation of 10 min @ 20C, normal agitation. Normal, meaning 30 seconds initially and then 10 seconds per minute after. One minute stop with water, six minutes fix, Ilford final wash and 30 seconds rinsing aid.

I'm starting to like D-76. I do, however, like Acros 100 @ 80 in Rodinal 1+50 also.

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I just finished a roll of Acros 100 and am shooting a roll of Legacy Pro (same thing). Once I'm done with this roll, I'll soup them in D76. It's been years since I've shot Acros 100 so I am excited to see the results--I'll post them here later this week.

I have a few more rolls of it that I am going to use to play around with long exposures.
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I love Acros at 50-80 in Rodinal 1:50. I have to pull the film a bit to avoid blown highlights and overexpose a bit to get the amount of shadow detail I want.

I wonder what it pulled in D76 would look like. Had anyone tried that?
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I personally can't stand ACROS in Rodinal. If I want something that looks like TMAX400 (2TMY) I'll shoot that and get the extra two stops of sensitivity.

ACROS in D-76 or its kissing cousin, XTOL, is The One True Way.
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Can you expand on that a bit more? I haven't shot any TMAX in a long time - I'm not sure what defines the different looks you are talking about.
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Grain structure, mainly. The main reason I like ACROS is that it's incredibly sharp but creamy. Under the right conditions -- good lens, fast shutter speed, proper exposure and development in a fine-grain high acutance developer like D76 or XTOL -- 35mm ACROS can look as though it was shot on 645, and 645 can look like 6x9. Creamy and sharp sharp sharp.

ACROS does give nice tonality in Rodinal but at the cost of much worse grain. And if I'm going to pay that penalty, why not go to a faster film like modern Tri-X or TMAX? I just don't see any advantage to 135 ACROS in Rodinal.

That said, I've seen some lovely results with ACROS/Rodinal 1:50 in 120 format.
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I love Acros at 50-80 in Rodinal 1:50. I have to pull the film a bit to avoid blown highlights and overexpose a bit to get the amount of shadow detail I want.

I wonder what it pulled in D76 would look like. Had anyone tried that?
In very high constrast light I expose ACROS at 64 and decrease development (usually XTOL 1+1) by 20%. It looks pretty much the same but of course yields a lower contrast negative.

Note that Rodinal is an intrinsically low-speed developer so you should expect to have to pull a bit to get a normal full-scale negative.
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Another Acros 100 shot from the same trip developed in D-76. This is 120 format. Antique Cadillac, Voigtlander Bessa I.


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Acros has to be one of my favourite films... if not my favourite.



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Thanks, Patrick, those are nice images. Yeah, if all I could get was Acros, I wouldn't be at all unhappy.

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this was developed with d76 1+1. to my taste, i would say that i prefer to develop slow film in rodinal or hc-110 rather than d76

i've posted a seri here in rff


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Is D76 1+1 preferred for Acros, or stock?
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