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Don Wallace
27-Jan-2007, 09:05
The minimum volume of developer for 6 sheets of 4x5 in a Jobo 2523 tank is 270 ml. At the risk of sounding like an idiot, is the minimum the same for 1 sheet?


27-Jan-2007, 09:10
Assuming rotary then yes.

Baxter Bradford
27-Jan-2007, 09:25
I have used 200ml for 2 or 3 sheets, but ensure that use outer slots in 2509N holder. Just need to ensure film get covered, use the wings to splash it all over.

Don Wallace
31-Jan-2007, 08:57
use the wings to splash it all over.

Is THAT what those things are for! Thanks folks. Much appreciated.

2-Feb-2007, 15:42
You can use a 2820 Print Test drum instead of a 2523 drum. The 2509N reel fits inside it the same way and it uses the same 270ml minimum. However, if you only want to process 1 or 2 sheets, then you can take out the reel and use the drum alone for processing. In this configuration, the minimum solution is 40ml. I have done this quite successfully with both PMK Pyro processing and E-6 processing

Ole Tjugen
3-Feb-2007, 06:55
Also check your 2523 drum before buying a 2820: Mine is a 2820! The only difference is the low ribs on the inside of the print drums, and it turns out that many of the film drums have these. They've just put a different sticker on the same drum!

Mark Carney
3-Feb-2007, 08:02
I always use a bit more than the minimum. For this set up I always used 300mm. The math and the measurements were much easier. I standardized on this for all jobo processes with this drum size. It made life simpler.