120 film reels - unicolor drum

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  1. jnanian

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    greetings!

    i was wondering if one can use any 120 film reel in unicolor drum. or if they have to be unicolor reels?


    thanks
    john
     
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    My first thought was they would just bounce around but on further thought I realize I was thinking about my stainless 120 reels and my unicolor print drum I use for 4x5 sheet developing. You are probably thinking of a far different combination.
     
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    hi bobF
    i know from trial and error that patterson/yankee reels are too big.
    the stainless reels i have give a fraction of an inch all the way around.
    ( this is a reel tank, not the 4x5-8x10 tank ) :smile:
    i just wonder if it is okay that i use them, and it won't damage the inside of the tank ...

    thanks!
    -john
     
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    just got back from mixing chemicals and loading the tank/tube. metal reels work fine - sandwiched between the plastic 35mm unicolor ones ..