2.) Agitation is 15 seconds out of every 30. A lot, not suited to the nights when I want to agitate once every minute, three inversions, but sometimes you make the sacrifice.
3.) I did some HP5+ 2x3 sheets in this the other week. I generally am not impresed with HP5+ but all I can say is... WOW! The tonal range is such that I am going to be challenged pulling it all together on a piece of printing paper.
4.) If you like it with 400 speed film, wait till you see it on 100-125 speed film.
tim in san jose