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    Anybody use one of these?

    I guess I'm always a bit suspicious of folks who say LOL all the time in their forum posts, but I've just had a genuine LOL moment when I came across this guy http://www.rhdesigns.co.uk/darkroom/...processor.html

    I can see the attraction, but the price seems a bit scary. Maybe it's time for the offspring of an unholy alliance between the distinctly rotary Jobo CPE2 and the somewhat eccentric Paterson Orbital, but is the world ready???

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    I wouldn't use one as i like the process of doing it by hand; however, perhaps the gentlemen who owns RHdisigns and is a business advertister here at APUG will be glad to give you a reason for the invention and price point.
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    The concept has merit. Perhaps a more energy-friendly design would use two gerbils running in a geared excercise cage. (vbg)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Black View Post
    I guess I'm always a bit suspicious of folks who say LOL all the time in their forum posts, but I've just had a genuine LOL moment when I came across this guy http://www.rhdesigns.co.uk/darkroom/...processor.html

    I can see the attraction, but the price seems a bit scary. Maybe it's time for the offspring of an unholy alliance between the distinctly rotary Jobo CPE2 and the somewhat eccentric Paterson Orbital, but is the world ready???
    This is crazy money as far as I am concerned but maybe if you were rich enough to not want to be bothered with hand inversion rotation and money was no object then this would suit the bill.

    The owner of RH Designs is a 100% genuine guy who, it appears, is simply offering another company's product to the U.K. marketplace, at what I assume to be their( Heiland's) price plus a small mark-up for handling and distribution.

    If it doesn't sell at this price and I doubt it will then it's probably no skin off his nose.

    When you consider what his analyser pro does for well under half this price, it makes the price even more ridiculous but that's Heiland's lookout.

    Have you checked out the Heiland price in euros? Does it equate with this price in sterling? I wonder if Robert Vonk from Fotohuis will comment?

    The analogy for me is having a VCR( dev tank) which has buttons you press manually( hand inversion) and then someone offering the same equipment but which has a remote that is pressed once and does the rest. Makes it a great remote but not for 20 times the price of the VCR.

    As Duncan Banatyne would say on Dragons Den." I'm oot"

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    For that price it better shake cans of paint AND clean my house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
    The concept has merit. Perhaps a more energy-friendly design would use two gerbils running in a geared excercise cage. (vbg)
    When I took debate in high school, a "squirrel" (not a gerbil, I'm afraid) was a debate argument that was difficult to counter because it was so ridiculous that you didn't have the references handy to prove it was ridiculous. IIRC, the name emerged from a debate in which one side claimed that squirrels in exercise cages could generate significant amounts of electricity.

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    Well, it looks easier to set up, if you currently use inversion tanks, than a nitrogen burst system.

    [And having graduated high school in 1984, I had totally forgotten about that use of "squirrel."]
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    [And having graduated high school in 1984, I had totally forgotten about that use of "squirrel."]
    I see we were in high school at the same time -- I also graduated in 1984! I don't know if this use of the word "squirrel" is still current, I'm afraid.

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    Maybe we debated!
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    It's overkill for the amount of film processing that I do, but RH Designs' Stopclock is fantastic and well worth the money. I have the Vario model.

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