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    Mod 54 opinions?

    If you have experience with the Mod 54 I would like your opinion.
    I currently use the taco method and have been happy but the draw back is I can only process 4 sheets of 4x5 at one time.
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    Re: Mod 54 opinions?

    Im not a fan of it. Ive had too many sheets of film scratch or not completely processed because a chest comes loose and touches another during developing. It might work ok for your sheets of film are really thick but thinner films will come loose with barry little agitation.

    I now develop in trays. I do use the mod54 for holding film while washing the developed film, but i won't use it for developing.
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    Re: Mod 54 opinions?

    Thanks for the info!
    Generalizations are made because they are Generally true...

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    Re: Mod 54 opinions?

    I have been using the Mod54 for about 6 months now and I have not had any sheets of film fall out of the holder or get scratched. I have used it with Ilford HP5 plus and FP4 plus.

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    Re: Mod 54 opinions?

    Save up a bit longer and get a Jobo 3006/3010. It'll be worth the wait.
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    Re: Mod 54 opinions?

    There have been many previous discussions of the MOD54 on the forum. Go to Google and type in (without the quotes) "site:largeformatphotography.info mod54" and you'll find them all. It's much better than using the forum's built-in search function.

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    Re: Mod 54 opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachlan 717 View Post
    Save up a bit longer and get a Jobo 3006/3010. It'll be worth the wait.
    +1

    There have been MANY "whats the best 4x5 processing option", and there are several optilns out there!

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    Re: Mod 54 opinions?

    I love mine!

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    Re: Mod 54 opinions?

    Just my $0.02 worth, but if you have a darkroom a dip and dunk tank system will allow you to develop more sheets at once relatively cheap.
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