Developing 110 film in Jobo

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  1. arigram

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    Since I asked for a 110 camera and 110 film, its time to ask about the processing. I am thinking of my Jobo, but my 2500 series reels don't seem to be able to handle 110. There is a mention of the 1500 reels though:
    http://www.jobo.com/web/1500-Series-Tanks.336.0.html
    Which brings the question:
    Has anyone developed 110 film in their Jobo?
     
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    Yep, got the proper 110 reel for the 1500 series tank and it worked fine. I'm actually using 16mm Tri-X reloads, so it was straight ID-11 at the regular times (remembering the 15% reduction for rotary process). I have never seen a 110 reel for the 2500 tanks.
     
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    Do you think that the 1500 reels would work with a 2500 tank? I am not really sure of their differences...
     
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    I tried the 110 reel on a 2500 column and it fitted, so you could do it. The only downside is that because the 1500 reels are a smaller diameter the film will end up much closer to the centre of the drum and you will need a lot more chemistry to cover them. If you don't mind using the same chemicals for a couple of runs in a row then the cost would work out the same.
     
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    Does anyone have 110 format Jobo reels for the 1500 tanks to sell?
    I can't find them anywhere.
     
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    Not exactly what you asked, but related: I want to try developing 110 in a Paterson tank. I just took one of the plastic spools and did some DIY, so it will (ehh... should!) now fit 110 film. I've yet to try it, but I guess it will work.

    So, that might be an alternative for you.
     
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    I've used my ancient Johnson tank, which does various film sizes from 16mm upwards. These are quite common on ePay.

    Steve
     
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    I used to have a stainless reel for 110. It had a spiral only on one side.
     
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    Its possible that my Patterson tanks/reels go down to 110, but I haven't checked them first.
    The thing is that I will most probably mostly or only do color in 110, so I would really appreciate the functions of the Jobo to process C-41.