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    Re: Jobo 4x5 development

    Jobo is the way to go for color. But large format color E-6 and budget are not usually possible.

    11x14 trays are inexpensive. I err on the side of slightly oversized trays for the developer so that there is adequate room for sloshing, e.g. a 12x16 inch tray for the 11x14 inch slosher. The other trays I don't fuss over. But keep in mind that different brands have different interior dimensions with some being a bit smallish.

    The stop, fixer, hypo clear can all be re-used up to capacity.

    Developer can be re-used as well. But I try to stick with one shot developers. Depending on the volume of developer in the tray, I might consider "one-shot" to be a run of 2-3 batches, or 12-18 sheets. If you want to used a replenished developer that would be easy enough.

    If you make your own, make sure you grind down all the edges so it does not scratch film. That is one of the advantages of the Photographer's Formulary or Summitec slosher, both of which are finished very well.

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    Re: Jobo 4x5 development

    Any estimates of how much a Jobo 3006 or a 3010 (I prefer the former) is expected to cost?

    Fleabay prices are untouchable as they usually tend to be.

    Thanks.

    Avi

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    Re: Jobo 4x5 development

    If you are complaining about what they cost on Ebay you probably should just skip thinking new.
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    Re: Jobo 4x5 development

    Greg...you are right.

    But I am looking for ballpark estimates from all you guys so that I can at least ensure that I don't overpay even though I might have to pay quite a bit.

    Avi

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    Re: Jobo 4x5 development

    Expect to pay $400-500 for an expert drum.

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    Re: Jobo 4x5 development

    I paid $530 for a new 3010 from FreeStyle. If a used one costs $400-$500, I would rather buy a new one.
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    Re: Jobo 4x5 development

    An auction just ended for a jobo 3006 for $350 shipped. But I decided to save the money. I picked up 3 unicolor drums and 1 Chromega for 10 times less. I can always upgrade to the jobo in the future.

    Avi

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    Re: Jobo 4x5 development

    Expert drums are nice but the 2509n reels and tanks work well and are MUCH cheaper, AND they can be used on a CPE2/2+ later if you want to get one, without over stressing the motor, where the Expert drums need the more expensive CPA or CPP. You can often get CPE2s in the $350-$400 range.

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    Re: Jobo 4x5 development

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    Expert drums are nice but the 2509n reels and tanks work well and are MUCH cheaper, AND they can be used on a CPE2/2+ later if you want to get one, without over stressing the motor, where the Expert drums need the more expensive CPA or CPP. You can often get CPE2s in the $350-$400 range.
    Roger..that is something I should keep in mind. Thanks for that tip.

    Avi

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