I recently acquired a Toyo 8x10 Field camera and should now start to develop my negatives. Up to now, I have been using the JOBO CPE processor with 2500 series drums with good result. How to do with the 8x10 film sheets without spending an exorbitant amount of money on the larger JOBO processors and Expert Drums. It se ems to me that the 2800 print drum series could be put to service. Drum 2830 tak es two 8x10 prints for developing by JOBO specifications. (a) Has anyone tried t o proceed along this track. (b) Can the sheet film be set precisely into the ree ls of the drum and will it stay there during developing? (c) Does the drum hold enough liquid to provide appropriate developing for two sheets of film? (d) Does this approach provide even developing? (e) What about the coating on the back o f the film. Will it be desolved during processing, although the film is with its back to the drum walls? (f) If not, how to get rid of the coating after taking the film out of the drum? (g) Are there other drum processing systems, cheap and not necessarily with temperature control, that do the job better than JOBO CPE?
Alas, a lot of questions! But if there are good answers to all of them, I will b e able to save a lot of money I could spend on lenses instead of on larger JOBO processors and drums; and so would a lot of other 8x10 enthusiasts, come to thin k of it.