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    Question developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    for the yankee daylight development tank, do you use the same time frame process ( like develop for about 8 minutes, depending on temp, then stop bath for 1 min then fixer for three then wash) or is it different?

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    Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    different then say drums, reels, etc. No.

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    Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    Turn it into a planter, or film drying rack, or whatever. It is useless for development.
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    Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    i dont get why people on this site have such negative opinions about everything

    im pretty sure i didnt ask if this was a good product......

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    Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    Quote Originally Posted by codyjgraham View Post
    i dont get why people on this site have such negative opinions about everything
    I have negative opinions of things that deserve negative opinions. Yes, I have tried the Yankee. It is now a film drying rack. IMHO, if you want uneven negatives, and waste a lot of chemistry in the process, then go for it. There are cheaper, better options. I picked up an 8x10 unidrum and roller for $2 at the local camera shop. It is infinitely better than the Yankee.
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    Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter York View Post
    I have negative opinions of things that deserve negative opinions. Yes, I have tried the Yankee. It is now a film drying rack. IMHO, if you want uneven negatives, and waste a lot of chemistry in the process, then go for it. There are cheaper, better options. I picked up an 8x10 unidrum and roller for $2 at the local camera shop. It is infinitely better than the Yankee.
    Yes, the yankee is indeed crapola. Fill it with cement and use it as a canoe anchor. I use a Nikor 4x5 tank.
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    Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    Quote Originally Posted by codyjgraham View Post
    i dont get why people on this site have such negative opinions about everything

    im pretty sure i didn't ask if this was a good product......
    Cody, don't be so critical of the negative posts. They are not negative, although they are sometimes harshly worded and appear negative. They are generally warnings, and mostly from people who have had bad experiences.

    Also, expecting people to read your post and adhere strictly to the questions you asked is somewhat optimistic on your part. These threads often break down over that issue. A misunderstanding about exactly what a poster asks, and the offering of assistance, even in the form of a warning may be a bit off the target of your question. It happens... and it happens all the time.

    Now I was NOT going to jump in on this question, but over the years, I have had three Yankee tanks and finally concluded that they are pretty much worthless, but they were inexpensive or given to me at the time. And free or cheap is good in my book. But I still could not get them to work properly and it cost me a lot in chemicals and paper.

    I have to add that this is one of the least negative and "pissy" forums I have participated in, and I have visited many and left them for that reason.

    Please hang in there. This thread is one of the cleanest I have seen, and the warning from one poster is misconstrued on your part. You were harsh back in your response.

    Yankee tanks obviously work for some, but for me they were messy and too restrictive, like learning to bump the air bubbles and agitate with such accuracy.

    Something slightly automated on the agitation will be far better than a yankee tank.

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    Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    They work fine... Not the best but they work...

    The problems most people have usually involve "Operator Error"!

    You would use it the same as say a Patterson tank.

    Don't get too upset about negative answers... Remember that the rule of thumb with any forum is...

    "Ask a question, get an opinion. Ask for an opinion and get an answer"
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    Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuzano View Post
    Cody, don't be so critical of the negative posts. They are not negative, although they are sometimes harshly worded and appear negative. They are generally warnings, and mostly from people who have had bad experiences.

    Also, expecting people to read your post and adhere strictly to the questions you asked is somewhat optimistic on your part. These threads often break down over that issue. A misunderstanding about exactly what a poster asks, and the offering of assistance, even in the form of a warning may be a bit off the target of your question. It happens... and it happens all the time.

    Now I was NOT going to jump in on this question, but over the years, I have had three Yankee tanks and finally concluded that they are pretty much worthless, but they were inexpensive or given to me at the time. And free or cheap is good in my book. But I still could not get them to work properly and it cost me a lot in chemicals and paper.

    I have to add that this is one of the least negative and "pissy" forums I have participated in, and I have visited many and left them for that reason.

    Please hang in there. This thread is one of the cleanest I have seen, and the warning from one poster is misconstrued on your part. You were harsh back in your response.

    Yankee tanks obviously work for some, but for me they were messy and too restrictive, like learning to bump the air bubbles and agitate with such accuracy.

    Something slightly automated on the agitation will be far better than a yankee tank.
    i apologize, it was more backlash from another post i made where 85% of the post were just mean posts about the photographer and not the quesiton

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    Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    Quote Originally Posted by codyjgraham View Post
    i apologize, it was more backlash from another post i made where 85% of the post were just mean posts about the photographer and not the quesiton
    You need not apologize, and in retrospect I regretted a couple of things I said to you. I was not applying for an apology.

    I know exactly what you say about the high numbers of negative posts on some forums. In fact I have two right now that are so bad, I am closing my memberships out.

    This forum is not generally like that, but it does happen occasionally.

    Hope you have good experience with your photography and the forum in general.

    Lars

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