Jobo ATL 2+ and E6 Question

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by belichten, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. belichten

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    Hi folks,
    so i got a ATL2+ had an ATL1000 and processed a good fair amount of colour film(E6 and C41). I am no newbie and know what I am doing but there is one thing that I wanted to know as I couldn't find anything on the net.
    I have a Jobo drum 2553 plus the extension which if stacked together would hold 12 rolls of 35mm or 14 MF but the minimum of chem required for 12/14 films is higher than the amount available in the tanks.
    So is there a way to increase the time to compensate for the lack of chem?
    Or is there a nother way.

    Just for info the ATL2+ holds 1000ml of solution for each step and I use Fujichem for E6 and C41
     
  2. Chuck Mintz

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    i have not used the 2000 series reels for a while. I do ten 35mm and 12 of 120 in the 1000ml with absolutely no issues. Kodak's solution capacities can be contradictory but I recall that all but the first developer have twice the capacity of the first. So, it is the only issue. I would be shocked if you noticed a difference. I developed five sheets of 8x10 in an expert drum with the amount set wrong and used 330ml which is like doing five rolls of 35mm in that much and the films looked perfect. I think there is little risk. There is also little to lose by limiting yourself to ten rolls at a time.
    Chuck
     
  3. belichten

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    the amount for the films is suggested in a Jobo E6 manual. So I asume they are more informative than any kodak/fuji/tetenal manual.

    if there is no workaround I might just make me a DIY solution or just go with the 8 films max, since quality is more important than speed