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    Re: DIY 4x5 single sheet holder for trays

    That looks great. Back in 2006 I posted this film development hanger which was bent to fit in an tray to develop four 4x5 negs at the same time.

    After a while I became sufficiently proficient at tray developing that i don't need it anymore.
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    Re: DIY 4x5 single sheet holder for trays

    This is a great idea. I think I am going to make a 2x2 array to develop 4 at a time in my big print trays...

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    Re: DIY 4x5 single sheet holder for trays

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrus View Post
    That looks great. Back in 2006 I posted this film development hanger which was bent to fit in an tray to develop four 4x5 negs at the same time.

    After a while I became sufficiently proficient at tray developing that i don't need it anymore.
    Interesting. I have film hangers and have no use for them as I could not get even results, but using them and tray like slosher. I have to try!

    How was the agitation, simply by lifting like in kodak's instructions?

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    Re: DIY 4x5 single sheet holder for trays

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    Re: DIY 4x5 single sheet holder for trays

    http://www.philbard.com/panel.html

    This is a similar do it yourself processing panel that can accommodate 4 sheets of 4x5 film. I was thinking of doing this myself because it only requires drilling 18 screw holes and 4 holes for solution to come threw. I'm not sure why he doesn't make it a swiss cheese pattern seeming you'd think that would make a more even development. Maybe it's only necessary to have one large hole for each film sheet? Great tray development gadgets.

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    Re: DIY 4x5 single sheet holder for trays

    Quote Originally Posted by MIke Sherck View Post
    I'm curious: how is this better than just developing a sheet of film in a tray?

    Mike
    Had me wondering too. If you try and develop a dozen sheets at one time you'll be busy.
    I drop the film straight into the tray, agitating and interleaving by hand wearing latex gloves. With a pre-wet I don't have problems with sheets sticking together.
    If you're developing one sheet at a time, your system would be handy in that you could agitate with tongs.
    good luck
    Robert

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