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    Seki Stainless Steel Developing Tank - any experience using them?

    Howdo,

    I've been looking for some stainless steel developing tanks to process my 120 film. Came across Seki developing tanks from South Korea on fleebay for a reasonable price and wonder if anyone has any experience with regard to their quality and use (i.e., are they light tight, do they dribble, time to empty/fill, etc.)

    Cheers,
    Duff.
    Last edited by duff photographer; 7-May-2018 at 06:41. Reason: superfluous bilge

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    Re: Seki Stainless Steel Developing Tank - any experience using them?

    Quote Originally Posted by duff photographer View Post
    Howdo,

    I've been looking for some stainless steel developing tanks to process my 120 film. Came across Seki developing tanks from South Korea on fleebay for a reasonable price and wonder if anyone has any experience with regard to their quality and use (i.e., are they light tight, do they dribble, time to empty/fill, etc.)

    Cheers,
    Duff.
    You left out what might be the most important spec. Are they photographic stainless steel, 316, that is inert to photographic chemistry?



    PS. Don't type 'Seki' into fleebay's search; you'll get 200 results about skiing.
    PPS. Don't type 'Seki -ski' into fleebay's search, you'll get a billion other results for no apparent reason.

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    Re: Seki Stainless Steel Developing Tank - any experience using them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    You left out what might be the most important spec. Are they photographic stainless steel, 316, that is inert to photographic chemistry?
    No idea, hence the thread.

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    Re: Seki Stainless Steel Developing Tank - any experience using them?

    Be careful, regardless of the description they don't include a reel

    (Search 'bay using "Seki developing tank")

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon
    You left out what might be the most important spec. Are they photographic stainless steel, 316, that is inert to photographic chemistry?
    That is a good point. So many Asian clones seem to be designed by two drunks over a poor phone line with attention only to appearance.

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    Re: Seki Stainless Steel Developing Tank - any experience using them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    That is a good point. So many Asian clones seem to be designed by two drunks over a poor phone line with attention only to appearance.
    Indeed! It's one of the reasons I would not buy a stainless steel cold water drinking vessel (even though I'd like one), from anywhere. Rebrands of said item on sale elsewhere in the world are invariably made in south-east Asia with no real guarantee that it's 'food safe'.

    Yes, I have a bunch of 120 reels so I just need the tank. I'd hold out for a good second-hand Nikor, LPL, or whatever but prices seem to go sky high when I find them and the postage is also sky-high. Postage from Korea was/is free so if the Seki tanks are good then...

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