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    MOD 54

    Received my MOD 54 today, boy that was quick.
    Reviewed the inventor's video, practiced on some sheets I had available and the loaded and processed six sheets. It works fine, however one sheet was misaligned a bit at the top, but it didn't affect the processing. Alignment is the key thing here and also the most difficult to ensure. Aside from feeling the edges once loaded, I also do another little technique I came up with and together I hope to get a lot of use out of this ingenious device. Will I retire my two Combi-Plan tanks, probably not, but this is a nice addition to my workflow.
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    Yeah, I just got one myself, have yet to try it out though.
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    I need to pick one up...
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    I bought one , great product.
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    Good Morning,

    I just Googled "Mod 54" and watched a short video of the loading operation. I don't think I would want to process sheets with one, since the rotating drum method I favor uses so much less solution, but it occurs to me that the Mod 54 in a Paterson tank should work well for washing. In the video, the Paterson tank used is apparently a different version than the 1970's model I have had sitting on the shelf, unused, for several decades. The one shown has a flat top; mine has a flexible cap which sits atop the hard plastic screw-on top.

    Does anyone know if the Mod 54 is compatible with my older Paterson tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konical View Post
    the Paterson tank used is apparently a different version than the 1970's model I have had sitting on the shelf, unused, for several decades. The one shown has a flat top; mine has a flexible cap which sits atop the hard plastic screw-on top.
    Does anyone know if the Mod 54 is compatible with my older Paterson tank?
    l
    the Older " system 4" tanks have a very slightly longer center core, but take the same reels as the more Modern "super System 4" tanks shown in the video. (I actully only use my Super system 4 tanks whne I run out of tanks as I find the top harder to use) although my older tanks could use new gaskets which are apperently no longer made)
    That said I highly suspect that the unit shown SHOULD be compatible.
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    Good Morning, Charles,

    That's my suspicion also; perhaps someone will post a definitive response.

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    The great advantage of the Paterson/MOD54 setup over rotating tanks or trays is the ability to use semi stand and stand development, and especially with tanning Pyro developers. It gives far more control over highlights and shadows. But yes it does use more liquid, although this is the last consideration on my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 250swb View Post
    The great advantage of the Paterson/MOD54 setup over rotating tanks or trays is the ability to use semi stand and stand development, and especially with tanning Pyro developers. It gives far more control over highlights and shadows. But yes it does use more liquid, although this is the last consideration on my mind.

    Steve

    There's no advantage, you can do that with any tank.

    In addition the MOD 54 ccould be used in some JOBO tanks where there's a a centre column, I use my Paterson System 4 reels in JOBO 2000 series tanks.

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