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I just found a King Concept 4x5 daylight tank. It looks like a huge 35mm tank. Has anyone used one of these or heard of them? I am worried about uneven developmen
When I used one a long time ago..as I recall, it worked ok..but was a pain in the ass to load and use. Best sheet film dev. is still open trays; or, if you're worried about scratching, use the stainless steel hangers in deep tanks.. These usually have light tight lids, too
Sean Billy Bob Boy yates
FWIW another alternative is the Besseler motor base and either Jobo drums or Besseler & Unicolor color print drums.
The JOBO daylight tanks, even the lower end tank (6 sheets at a time) is also pretty nice...Uneven development does not seem to be a chronic problem.
Christopher H. Esser
4x5 tanks are a pain in the ass! I used one for a while. It held 12 sheets and took 55oz. to fill. And it's hard to get even development, usually I ended up with wavy lines across my negative.
Now I use a small Bessler tube. I can do 4 negatives with 3oz., and they always come out perfect.
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