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  1. #11

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    Funny, Jim: I find the Jobo spools easier to load than Paterson. Personal choice...

    Cheers,

    Roger (www.rogerandfrances.com)

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJim
    You can get larger tanks that will take as many as 8 rolls of 35mm. All plastic tanks will leak a tiny bit but the leakage I get with Paterson is fine.

    For E6 I use a Jobo processor and tank. The processor is all manual but the Jobo tanks fit magnetically on the spindle which is convenient. I don't like the Jobo reels as much - they are harder to load, although not bad once you get used to them.

    Big advantage to the Jobos is you don't have to buy a whole tank to go big. Just get the extension. My Jobos don't leak. If they did they would short out the motorbase I spin them on.

    The Jobo reels take a change of mindset if you've used the Patersons for a long time. You're so used to the Paterson reels that your hands want to turn the Jobo reels into Patersons.

  3. #13

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    I am sold on the Jobo tanks and processor. Mine you I also have Durst tanks which I used to use for B&W and they didn't leak either. I have used Paterson tanks when I took a B&W night school course.

    While the Jobo reels don't have the ball bearing rachet system, I actually find thiem easier to use. Of course the Paterson tanks were the property of the college and got a lot of use so maybe were worn or not cleaned properly.

    Jobo equipment seems to be particularly well made.

    pentaxuser

  4. #14

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    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the replies. I'm leaning toward getting a Jobo processor (if I win the auction), but at least I have a good idea regarding tanks.

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    My oldest Paterson reel is 30 years old and it still works fine, although it's very yellow with age. Then again I don't hurl the reels to the floor or anything.

    Some people say that stainless steel reels are really easy to use, so maybe it is just an issue of personal choice.

    I like the extenders that the Jobo tanks have but I have occasionally put it on the tank improperly and had major leaks. Oops.

    I do film in batches so I like to have multiple tanks in different sizes, so the Paterson system has no real disadvantage for me.

    If I had to use Jobo henceforth, I'd be fine. But I really do hate loading 120 film into those reels.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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