Roll 112. Returning to Rollei ATO 2.1

The first attempt with Rollei ATO 2.1 film didn’t turn out all that well. The negatives came out very thin. I decided to give it another go. I loaded the Nikon F4, and set the ISO as low as it would go – ISO 6.

Shade. Rollei ATO 2.1 @ ISO 6 in Rodinal 1+50 for 35min at 20C.

Shade. Rollei ATO 2.1 @ ISO 6 in Rodinal 1+50 for 35min at 20C.

I shot the first 12 frames at the set exposure, the following 12 with one step overexposure, and the last 12 at two steps over. This was easily done with the exposure compensation dial on the camera.

The rider.  Rollei ATO 2.1 @ ISO 6 in Rodinal 1+50 for 35min at 20C. One step overexposed.

The rider. Rollei ATO 2.1 @ ISO 6 in Rodinal 1+50 for 35min at 20C. One step overexposed.

Then I developed a bit harder than I did for the first roll.

Dandelions lost.  Rollei ATO 2.1 @ ISO 6 in Rodinal 1+50 for 35min at 20C. Two steps overexposed.

Dandelions lost. Rollei ATO 2.1 @ ISO 6 in Rodinal 1+50 for 35min at 20C. Two steps overexposed.

Of course, when abusing ortho film like this, it makes no real sense talking about correct exposure. We’re far into the realm of strange and artsy. But still, I liked the initial setting best, ISO 6, Rodinal 1+50 at 20C for 35 minutes.

Dandelions.  Rollei ATO 2.1 @ ISO 6 in Rodinal 1+50 for 35min at 20C. One step overexposure.

Dandelions. Rollei ATO 2.1 @ ISO 6 in Rodinal 1+50 for 35min at 20C. One step overexposure.

Next time I’ll set the camera to ISO 12, and use the same development formula, it should give me a few more shades of grey between the blackest of black and whitest of white.

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