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    Re: Artifex beta 8x10 daylight tank

    Nice product, being able to process more than one sheet of 8x10 without flow marks or developer anomalies would be good. If anything, maybe have another device, to stack the film sheaths horizontally in a tray on top of each other, use more solution for a large tray such as a wash tray.

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    Re: Artifex beta 8x10 daylight tank

    I failed to see how this overpriced Stearman Press clone is better than any of the proven solutions. Also agitating 2.2kgs of solution plus however much the tank and accessories weigh will be challenging if not impossible.

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    Re: Artifex beta 8x10 daylight tank

    I have put on line Part One of a review of the Artifex Beta vertical tank on my youtube channel. Part Two will go online on Nov 21st.

    Link to Part One: https://youtu.be/FPfX9Yuu6v4

    Enjoy.
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    Re: Artifex beta 8x10 daylight tank

    Excellent!



    Looking forward to next video!
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    Re: Artifex beta 8x10 daylight tank

    My mistake

    Just looked at Calumet Catalogs and their dipping baskets were for Color PAPER not film

    The vented sheaths are a good idea.
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    Re: Artifex beta 8x10 daylight tank

    I've used the combiplan in a dip and dunk configuration for almost all of my 4x5. It provided the best development for me.

    I wonder if HP ever produced an 8x10 version. I know from read Bob S's posts that they had a 5x7 version. I believe that the combi's plastic film holders are far superior to the normal stainless hangers. They are certainly easier to load without an scratching for me.

    It would seem that what we really needed was an 8x10 combi-style film holder that one could use in existing 1 Gallon steel tanks. Since I use Pyrocat exclusively, I'm not too worried about the developer costs and with the SP-810 that I am using now in a community darkroom I would go through ~4 liters for 4 sheets anyway.

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    Re: Artifex beta 8x10 daylight tank

    Quote Originally Posted by jmdavis View Post
    I've used the combiplan in a dip and dunk configuration for almost all of my 4x5. It provided the best development for me.

    I wonder if HP ever produced an 8x10 version. I know from read Bob S's posts that they had a 5x7 version. I believe that the combi's plastic film holders are far superior to the normal stainless hangers. They are certainly easier to load without an scratching for me.

    It would seem that what we really needed was an 8x10 combi-style film holder that one could use in existing 1 Gallon steel tanks. Since I use Pyrocat exclusively, I'm not too worried about the developer costs and with the SP-810 that I am using now in a community darkroom I would go through ~4 liters for 4 sheets anyway.

    Mike
    No, just two versions of the 45; the TAnd the L. And the same in 57.
    The T versions were made for daylight processing and there was no way that we could design a lid that would not fall off from the weight of the chemistry in a T version.

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    Re: Artifex beta 8x10 daylight tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Excellent!



    Looking forward to next video!
    Thank you!

    Part Two of the review is online:

    https://youtu.be/yOagLYmLotY
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    Re: Artifex beta 8x10 daylight tank

    Just watched part 2 and the addendum

    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco Annaratone View Post
    Thank you!

    Part Two of the review is online:

    https://youtu.be/yOagLYmLotY
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