RPX 100 in ACU-1

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Hi everyone.

I recently tried the new Rollei RPX 100 in ACU-1.

This is quite a hectic compensating developer it seems, which gives marvellous shadow detail while maintaining highlights.
It's probably not a good developer for low contrast scenes unless one is shooting high contrast films such as EFKE 25 or Rollei Retro 400s...
I wonder what it will be like with Rollei Ortho 25???

Developing procedure:
Rollei RPX 100, EI 100. Developed in ACU-1, Dilution 1:10, for 8min at 21,4 deg C. Gentle agitation for first 3 sec, then 3 gentle inversions every minute after.

Here are my results...
These were taken in very harsh early afternoon sunlight.

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5) Shot straight into the sun, which is hidden behind the right tower.
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6) Image was scanned emulsion side down as apposed to facing up, so everything is left to right.
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CROP
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Wow, really awesome shots, Martin! Very clean and crisp, with just the right exposures. My favs are 2 and 3, but they're all really nice :smile:
 
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Interesting seeing your different experiments. I am liking 2 and 6, that Konica C35 Automatic looks a lot smaller then my Konica Auto S2.
 
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Thanks guys! Glad you like them...

Ray, the C35 is an interesting little camera. It's annoying that one can't choose an aperture as it's fully automatic. Other than that, the optic is sharp, and the meter does quite well with old school films. I'm struggling with a light leak though, and even with new seals, I'm still trying to source the offending section...

Here are some more shots from the day. These were shot on Rollei Retro 400s and stand developed in Rodinal 1:100. Shot with a Pentax 67II with 55/4 lens.

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Looks great - and your scanner really shines!

Btw, just noticed that I need another 147 postings to be allowed to enter the sales forum :-(
 
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Thanks! Yeah, the scanner is great... going to have a small exhibition soon, so I'm glad to be capable of printing high quality scans.

The sales forum is a dangerous place :) Temptations may arise.
 
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Don't worry, I want to sell something. Purchased a Mamiya RZ67 recently and decided to sell the FM3a in return...

Good luck with the exhibition! Let me know when you're touring Europe ;-)
 

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