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    Thanks to Rawhead,this thread is closed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebes View Post
    I only ever managed to do 6 sheets at a time, leaving half the slots empty, and had to slosh the crud out of it with a tray under it to catch the spills using dilute D76.

    Is that because when its fully loaded there isn't enough room for the liquid to move around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan W View Post
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    Try a homemade slosher Scroll down to my post to see a picture. Your fingers never touch the negs, except from film holder to tray. 450-500 ml of developer will do 1-4 sheets and ensures adequate amount of developer.
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    Since I've never done it before, does anyone know of a good video on tank processing 4x5>?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherCoy View Post
    I just saw one of these go for $61 on eBay the other day.... I was shocked.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yankee-AGITA...vip=true&rt=nc
    I have finally given up on Yankee tanks and am going back to tray development. I guess I will list all of my Yankees on ebay!


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    I have a Combi that needs a new film holder part. I looked on B&H and about had a heart attack.

    I decided that I'm getting the Mod54 for 4x5 and a 3 reel Paterson tank. Then I'll be first in line for the 5x7 prototype. At least then I can use the tank to develop all the other film I use, too.
    Last edited by Stephanie Brim; 11-14-2012 at 08:51 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherCoy View Post
    Is that because when its fully loaded there isn't enough room for the liquid to move around?
    It seems there isn't enough spacing between the slots, but even with slots only half loaded it lacked decent agitation patterns. I seem to remember a professor calling the effect bromide drag, but I'm not sure that was technically true. I got streaks on everything, especially evident in skies and on walls.
    That I evolved a technique that kind-of worked with the yankee seems to be uncommon. Even with only haf the slots loaded I had to slosh it around so much that considerable diluted developer leaked out. It worked, but was a poor solution and I would not use one again. I sort of pushed and pulled it inside of a tray until it just barely lost any fluid with it a certain amount full.

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    I was a dedicated devotee and defender of Yankee tanks. Must be because I was born in the northern US. Anyway, after so many people complaining about the uneven development in sky or other even toned areas, I finally noticed it in my negatives. I don't often include skies in my compositions so it wasn't obvious. Since then I have tried every possible kind of agitation to eliminate or at least reduce the uneven development. Sometimes I would succeed, other times fail. Sometimes I would succeed and then fail on the next attempt using the same strategy. I have decided that for me, the tanks are inconsistent and unreliable, which is unacceptable to me. So I am returning to open tray development. Yes, I have to work in total darkness, but I actually don't mind it as much as I used to, especially since the developer I am now using is pretty fast. And there is something to be said for sitting in absolute darkness and working by the sense of touch for 15 minutes or so.


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    No one uses open tanks and hangars anymore? Completely unobstructed exposure to the soup and no inverting.

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