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    4x5 developing tanks?

    So I have yet to develop my 4x5 BW negs at home yet. I've been looking at different setups but wanted to know what everyone else uses? I can get them developed for $3 a sheet but I'd rather just do them at home. Was thinking trays but then I noticed the bathroom has more holes than swiss cheese. Thoughts?

    santo

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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    Nikor 4x5 tank and a good changing tent should do it.

    Where do you load your filmholders?

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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    Right now a changing bag that's too small. I've been looking at the photoflex changing tent be each time I go to buy it...out of stock till June. The bag will have to do right now. thanks for the info on the tank.

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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    I've been using a Mod54 in the appropriate Paterson tank. Works like a charm for regular film. Not so appropriate for double sided xray film, but I prefer to develop that in trays anyway.

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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    I'm using Combi plan 4x5 developing tank, and am very satisfied. You can develop 6 sheets at time, consumes about 1.2liter of chemicals.

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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    Combiplan 4x5 tank here too (1.05 litres for 4x5, but it does I think 4x6 also), and a Paterson rotary 8x10 tray that takes four 4x5. Take 150cc...

    Neil

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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    I'm a big fan of the MOD54, once you get used to loading it it's pretty simple. I have a large dark bag and I place a cardboard box inside open side towards me to support it so I can work without the top of the bag laying on my hands.

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    Vince Donovan
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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    Another vote for Mod54. When I use it for x-ray film, I fix the sheets for a few minutes extra in a tray.

    I lucked into one of these. It's great for loading 4x5 film holders and loading the Mod54:
    http://www.adorama.com/pfcr.html

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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    The mod54 is perfect for stand development, but sheets of film will easily come loose and mess up the developing with agitation.
    Zak Baker
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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    I still like BTZS tubes. Good online demo. Great support.
    Bill Kumpf

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