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    Scott Brewer
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    Daylight processing tanks...

    Anyone use daylight processing tanks?

    The HP combi looks complicated (maybe because in the picture they have it all in pieces) but I like that you can use it as a film wash.

    I would like to be able to do some developing in the house so I do not have to "crank up" the darkroom to process a couple of sheets of film.

    Any thoughts would help!

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    Re: Daylight processing tanks...

    I use a Beseler 8x10 drum with a Beseler motorized base. The drum will hold 4 4x5 or 2 5x7 sheets. They can be found frequently on ebay. A word of caution, you need the separators and sometimes they have been lost or discarded by the original owners. On the LF homepage an article using a Unicolor and making a separator is good reading.

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    Resident Heretic
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    Re: Daylight processing tanks...

    Quote Originally Posted by srbphoto View Post
    Anyone use daylight processing tanks?
    Jobo Expert tanks are what I use for daylight processing.

    Bruce Watson

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    Re: Daylight processing tanks...

    Jobo Expert drums are expensive; but easy to load, quick to fill with solutions, economical, consistent even development. They can be hand-rolled on the $25 Jobo roller base.

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    Cyclothymic
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    Re: Daylight processing tanks...

    I use a Jobo 2830 drum. Works great for developing 8x10s. Uses only 100ml chemicals too.

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    Re: Daylight processing tanks...

    Don't be afraid of the Combi tank - it has worked really well for me for the past 15+ years. Some people really dislike them though...

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