Semi semi stand development: notes

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Initial results after having developed some negatives using the semi semi stand tray development method, the results are encouraging. I still need to scan and process them, although the negatives looks contrasty with good detail in the shadows.

Semi semi stand method is something I have been working out starting from the stand and semi stand methods. What I do is to process for one hour on Rodinal, 12 ml added to 1 l, or equivalent (I am using 9 ml for 0.75 l), one minute initial agitation, then one minute agitation after 20 and 40 minutes. As Rodinal (R09) is one shot developer, this procedure is quite economical.

I am reading the high or medium-high light now, using an old Euromaster meter and a grey card. As I am usually carrying quite a lot of equipment, I do not carry a dslr for me, which I could use for spot metering.

Further debriefing…

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after developing, scanning and processing the last two negatives.

I’ll try a semi semi stand tray development: 12 in 100 Rodinal starting at 20°’C, 1 hour development, 1 minute agitation at beginning, then at 20 and 40 minutes. I hope to get more contrasty negatives whilst still getting detail at the low end.