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    stearman press sp8x10 light leak???

    I have used sp8x10 developing tray for the precessing. I can't figure out where the light leaked.
    Am I doing something wrong with the processing tray...?


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    Re: stearman press sp8x10 light leak???

    Are you sure it's the tray causing your issues? If the baffles are installed correctly and the lid doesn't lift any during handling, I can't imagine that the Stearman tray would leak light, unless it was cracked.

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    Re: stearman press sp8x10 light leak???

    The second image sure looks like parts of the tank in the shadows. Do you have all three baffles in the opening placed in the correct order?

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    Re: stearman press sp8x10 light leak???

    I always put a rubber band or two around the lid and tray as to not accidently lift the lid when processing.
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    Re: stearman press sp8x10 light leak???

    Quote Originally Posted by lassethomas View Post
    I always put a rubber band or two around the lid and tray as to not accidently lift the lid when processing.
    Ditto

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    Re: stearman press sp8x10 light leak???

    I just got today but missing 1 end tab. On my SP445, I always put some tape on the lid. You never know. I do same with my metal roll film tanks. It also means to me: "idiot, you have film in these canisters" Cause sometimes I load and process another day and don't remember if there is loaded film in them.

    For my new sp810, I plan on doing same, big ass rubber band or an old bike inner tube or just masking tape on sides.
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