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    Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    I would like to buy two Hewes Pro Stainless 120 Steel Reels

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/140120...ze?cat_id=1603

    and look for double 120 film developing tank. I am not quite sure if these Hewes steel reels fit well to Paterson Super System 4 developing tank... is it ok?
    or should I rather find a stainless steel double 120 film developing tank?
    Which one would you recommend?

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    Re: Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    I don't know how interchangeable the ss and Paterson systems are, but I use Hewes reels with Kindermann and no-name reels in a variety of tanks, all stainless steel.
    I believe you should keep steel with steel, plastic with plastic.
    In a perfect world, we'd all get along

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    Re: Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    renes,

    I know its somewhat "frowned upon", but I have a FS listing going on over on APUG. see it here.

    here's a link to pictures of what's available. being that you're in Poland, shipping my hamper a transaction though.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsimagi...7624137713190/

    I have (4) 2-120 reel tanks for sale, 3 with rubber lids. No 120 reels though.

    -Dan

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    Re: Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    You cant put SS reels in paterson tanks, because paterson use a central column for light-trap/fluid-intake.

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    Re: Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    Thanks.

    So I have to look for double 120 Kindermann ss tank. Are Kindermann's 120 steel reels as good as Hewes ones?

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    Re: Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    Kindermann, Nikor, Omega and Hewes were all good reels. The Hewes had (IMO) a nicer mechanism for attaching the film to the core, making them easier to load. I'm not sure, however, that such a feature makes them worth the amount of money they seem to bring. Stainless is currently a mixture of brands and I just grab whatever falls into my hand first unless I'm using the Jobo for a multi-reel run. Then I will sort out the Hewes because they fit correctly over the Jobo stainless steel core.

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    Thanks.

    So I have to look for double 120 Kindermann ss tank. Are Kindermann's 120 steel reels as good as Hewes ones?
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    Re: Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    Kindermann probably stoped developing tanks & reels production....

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    Re: Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    The reels will fit any brand of stainless tanks, but are not interchangable with any plastic tanks. You will need a tank that holds four 35mm reels(double 120) Try looking on Apug classifieds, I think there some available there.
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    Re: Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    There are lots of single 120 ss tanks for sale... do you think it's possible & safe to
    put two 120 films on one reel? Are the any ss reels better and more prefered than others for this?

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    Re: Double 120 film developing tank for Hewes Steel Reels.

    Hewes reels are great, used to be imported by Arkay. I worked in a medical photolab and we were constantly buying reels, one drop and the cheap reels are gone. Bought 40 Hewes reels and hardly ever bought another reel, actually saved us $. The 35 reels load faster too, two pins grab the film and keep the film straight. 120 is a little different, have never had to replace the 4 I have.
    For tanks any good SS tank, I d have a plastic tank that works too, built for SS reels, can't remember the manufacturer, has a large filling spout so chemical get in and leave faster. Watch out for Kinderman tanks, with rough handling the top edge will crack and you have a light leak, why i bought the funky plastic one.

    Tom

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