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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:36 am Post subject:
I have a plastic patterson tank and reel. Works well enough. 120 film is a little fiddly to get on but with some practice (actually a lot of it) you slowly get better at it. _________________ my flickr stream
Joined: 15 Jan 2009 Posts: 8670 Location: Houston, Texas
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:35 pm Post subject:
I also have a Paterson tank, a Super System 4. I have an old Jobo model 1236 that handles the same amount of film (up to two 35mm or one 120/220), which I'm replacing with the Paterson. The Jobo used to work fine, but its gasket has gotten hard and it leaks now, and Jobo no longer makes a replacement for it. Thankfully, the Paterson doesn't leak.
I also find the reels to be somewhat fiddly for 120, but the Jobo reels were just as bad, if not worse. Practice, practice. _________________ Michael
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:34 pm Post subject: Re: What developing reel and tank to get?
...Are the soviet bakelite ones a good choice?...
Some of them are. I have 2 bakelite 120 tanks for single film that can use 125mm of solution. They are the best I have for single-use developer (with the exception of my Jobo tanks, also good for single-use developer, but in the CPE2 developing machine).
You may as well consider the day-light loading tanks (a bit more expensive, if you can find them):
I had an 120 film Rondinax 60 tank. It was very convenient in use (the simplest loading system) and had a very small capacity, also good for single-use developer. Unfortunately now is broken (bakelite).
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