Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Dr. Strangelens, or....
From: Edward Meyers <>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 18:20:08 -0400 (EDT)

yI believe the Rodinal story by Schwalberg was based on 
photographer Walter Johnson's tests and prints. I have the
story in my Schwalberg archives. I'll check it out in a
few days. I remember editing the story. Ed

On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> John Hicks wrote:
> > 
> > At 12:47 PM 8/4/00 -0700, you wrote:
> > 
> > >Hows my memory on this one?
> > 
> >   Bob Schwalberg and Bill Pierce wrote several articles about the use of
> > Rodinal at dilutions around 1:75 with sodium sulfite added for TX. Worked
> > well.
> > 
> > John Hicks
> I own two 11x14 Bill Pierce prints and He is my all time fave photo writer and I
> love his work so it could have been him who said not to do the 1:25 dilution.
> As much as I respect both these guys I never could bring myself to put Sulfite
> in my Rodinal.
> I guess it makes me feel all important to disagree with the experts.
> Now however Xtol at 1:3 gives a smoothed out Rodinal look. Sharp and fine grain both.
> Putting Sulfite in Rodinal I don't think would give you both.
> You'd get less grain but a loss of resolution to match.
> Mark Rabiner