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Thread: Okay, what are yoiur best hints for using the Nikkor 4x5 tank?

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    Okay, what are yoiur best hints for using the Nikkor 4x5 tank?

    From what I read on the web, it isn't the same as using a Nikkor 35mm tank.

    Is it best NOT to load it up with 12 negatives?

    Seems like I have to be more careful with agitation, to avoid streaking and such.

    What is the best technique that you have developed (no pun intended) with this tank?

    fyi, I like it for the ability to develop in light (and save the "dark" for loading the negatives).

    regards
    Vick

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    Re: Okay, what are yoiur best hints for using the Nikkor 4x5 tank?

    I have used it to do 12 with no problem. D76, XTol, and DD-X. TXP, HP5, Arista EDU.

    I rotate a bit with each inversion.

    I've used both the 4-inversions in 10-seconds with a 50-second rest that Ilford suggests and Kodak's 5-seconds (2-inversions) with 25-seconds rest.
    You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain

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    Re: Okay, what are yoiur best hints for using the Nikkor 4x5 tank?

    The Nikor (note the spelling) instructions suggest that you agitate every two minutes. This works well for me, although means that development can take a very long time.

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    Re: Okay, what are yoiur best hints for using the Nikkor 4x5 tank?

    It is nothing but a PITA.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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