We’ve been down this road before. I mess around with Tri-X so much that if I don’t explicitly circle the “400” on the cartridge with my Sharpie, I’m just not sure how I shot it. I can either assume 400 and do something like 13 minutes in Rodinal 1+50, or I can throw it in Diafine and hope for the best, or I can do something fun like stand development. In this case, a roll was rattling around in the bottom of my bag with no markings, so into the batch of other misfit rolls being stand-developed it went.
In this case I had been doing more research on other people’s methods and found that there was some consensus that one hour was enough time for stand development when working with a very small amount of developer.
These were taken at a restaurant on our corner, a lovely afternoon with friends. I had my Minolta XD11 with the venerable 58mm MC Rokkor 1:1.2. The camera is one of the last, great brass bodies, and the lens renders the sweetest tones and textures. If I could keep only one body and lens, this combination would have to fight it out with my M4 and 35mm Summicron for sure.
3.5ml Rodinal (Adox R09 One Shot) per roll (I did four rolls in this batch)
40 oz (US) water
(effective dilution 1:85)
30 seconds initial agitation
3 slow inversions at half hour
1 minute water stop/rinse
LFN wetting agent
The inspiration for this post was seeing one of these photos come up on my desktop and remembering how much I love it.