I love my CombiPlan 4x5 developing tank. I've been using it for a decade with very satisfactory results. I can develop and wash up to six sheets in a single go -- all with the lights on.
Developing my 8x10's?? Different story. I've tried using the tray method described by Gordon Hutchings in his "Book of Pyro" - and also Ansel Adams in his book "The Negative". Spotty results overall. Literally!!! Uneven development. Splotches that look like water stains. I wish I knew what caused these - negatives sticking together perhaps?? They are particularly evident in skies. Scratches (more like gouges). Overdeveloped edges. So bad I thought my camera or film holders were leaking.
I'm really not keen on the the thought of coming home with 8 or 12 sheets after a weekend of shooting and processing one sheet at a time. So I give up!!!
Does anyone know of a daylight tank for 8x10 similar to the CombiPlan? I prefer it to BTZS tubes or Jobos or slosh trays (however slosh trays would be Plan B). But there doesn't seem to be anything out there. Help!!