Acutol v Rodinal : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

I wonder if someone could help me. I used to use Paterson Acutol (FX14) a lot when I used films like Pan F and FP4 because of the acutance effect. It doesn't seem to be very popular now and even the manufacturer, Paterson, promotes FX39 in preference as a compensating developer(e.g. with Tech Pan). However, Rodinal, which is an even older formula than Acutol still seems popular. has anyone used both Rodinal and Acutol and able to compare.

-- Nigel Craig (, February 18, 2001


Acutol is back out on the market. At least in my area, my dealer ordered some and gave me call, as she knew i was looking for the formula to mix from scratch.

-- Ann Clancy (, February 19, 2001.

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