In the last darkroom note I stated some developing times for the mysterious A125 black and white film – HC-110B for 10 mins, R09 Rodinal 1+25 for 12 mins.
Well, it turns out it is way too long. I have tried 6 minutes for HC-110B and 7 minutes for Rodinal. Both films turned out fine.
That being said, I think this film can handle long developing time very well, considering I have developed it in HC-110B for 22 minutes, and the film did not look overdeveloped at all.
I would say the midtones and shadows have more detail when developed with HC-110. However with Rodinal, you get this very pleasing look, which I prefer that over HC-110.
For the record, I still don’t know what this A125 film from Russian is, it is claimed to be developed and manufactured in Russia. They also make the Type-D 200 film, which I am going to try.