I only have Rodinal at hand. And I'm using Kodak Tri-X 400 shot at Box Speed.

What's the recommended dilution for Rodinal? 1:50 or 1:100 or others.

Stand development or following Mass Dev chart?

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    \$\begingroup\$ "best" is also entirely relative. What you like may be an awful look to another \$\endgroup\$
    – timvrhn
    Oct 13, 2019 at 10:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ The difference in the final look depending on the Rodinal dilution is minimal, but I have to second timvrhn here. IMHO, your 'best' option is to either use a different film or a different developer. Developing Tri-X in Rodinal will give you very course grain. \$\endgroup\$
    – jarnbjo
    Oct 13, 2019 at 17:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ What were the lighting conditions? \$\endgroup\$
    – OnBreak.
    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Hueco outdoor, cloudy with yellow filter. \$\endgroup\$
    – neversaint
    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:54

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There's no useful definition of 'best'. For a long time I used 1+25, now I used 1+50, both using pretty much the massive dev chart's times (and I always use it at 400). 1+25 is possibly a little grainier, but both look fine enlarged to 12x16, assuming what you want is something that looks like a print from 35mm Tri-X.


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