I finally ready to move on from my pathetic dip and dunk setup. I was using Silicon wafer boats (sorry I am a microelectronics geek) to load the films, but they are frustratingly difficult to load in the dark. Besides, those boats are designed for 4" silicon wafers that are rigid. The 4x5 sheets tend to stick to one another unless they are reasonably space apart and that can be a problem in the dark.
Tray development is not for me.
I saw a video of the Jobo 4x5 reel drum and really loved it. But looks like there are a zillion models.
I was hoping for some recommendations. I am looking for an all manual tank as the automated processors are way beyond my shoestring student budget.
I am happy as long as I can process 4-5 sheets at once, so I am not really looking for high throughput either.
It will be used for both B&W as well as E-6/C-41 color (I have HP5+ as well as Velvia 50) 4x5.
Thanks a lot.