Can I use SS reels in Paterson tanks?

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    No because the centre column is used as the light seal in Paterson tanks, and stainless steel reels are smaller diameter and are used column less.

    There's no particular advantages using Stainless steel reels anyway unless working commercially with deep tanks & baskets.

    Ian
     
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    Sorry, but how can a reel "optimise" the results. What kind of problems do you have with stand development? Chances are that whatever problems you have are caused by stand developments itself, not your reels.
     
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    There are Hewes reels that are made for Paterson tanks, with a bigger diameter to fit the column. If you can compromise and deviate a little from the stand development regimen, and do minimal agitation instead, you don't need to buy those expensive reels. :smile:
     
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    ymc, I just happen to have auth. Hewes SS reels that I'm putting up for sale this week. AND I'm in NJ.
     
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    p.s., I have SS tanks as well. I went over to a Jobo system.
     
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    Title updated. Please use a descriptive title.
     
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    Hello Tom,

    Sent you a PM. Very interested in your Hewes reels and tanks. Am very local to you.

    Lawrence
     
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    I do stand development with plastic reels in Paterson tanks. Never have a problem.
     
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    Steel vs plastic

    There is! When using 120 film and the camera or the film holder (as the Linhof Rapid Rollex) is placing the negative very close to the edge of the film, a plastic reel will touch the edge of the image during development and the friction causes increased density - very anoying if you want to print the full negative.

    This is what it looks like - took me a long time to find out why:

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    j-fr

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    Yes you can. I had exactly the same problem as j-fr only in 35mm when using Diafine. They are also available here in the UK:

    RK Photographic