Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 74,108   Posts: 1,636,607   Online: 1303
      
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 37
  1. #21

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,433
    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Aspen View Post
    I don't have a stainless steel tank that doesn't leak, including three Nikor tanks, a Simmons-Omega, a Tundra and several Taiwanese specials.
    I have found that the tanks, lids, and caps of SS tanks are not interchangeable so I have scratched a mark on the members of each set. Keeping things together greatly reduces any leakage. Kindermann style plastic lids also work very well.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

    ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  2. #22

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    8,093
    Images
    228

    Favorite develping tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    Patterson tanks and reels, I use the 2, 3, and 5 reel sizes. Stainless steel never felt right in my hands, and led to the constant worry of creasing the film, jumping one section of the spiral and having to go back and reroll because the film doesnt fit all on, and taking care not to drop them or they get bent. Bent stainless steel reels are the worst... ugh and you never because they get lost in the pile and when you try to load it in the dark thats always the time to find it.
    What he said about SS reels...


    ~Stone

    The Important Ones - Mamiya: 7 II, RZ67 Pro II / Canon: 1V, AE-1 / Kodak: No 1 Pocket Autographic, No 1A Pocket Autographic

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  3. #23
    RalphLambrecht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Central florida,USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    7,080
    Images
    1
    i moved from patterson to jobo but regret the move due to the leaks owith the jobos.
    Regards

    Ralph W. Lambrecht
    www.darkroomagic.comrorrlambrec@ymail.com[/URL]
    www.waybeyondmonochrome.com

  4. #24
    Ricus.stormfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bloemfontein, South Africa
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    267
    Images
    16
    Of the three tanks I use two of them are the Paterson Tank System4, which I prefer to the newer "bayonet funnel Paterson tanks" these two I use for 120 with with two rolls on a reel. The other one is an AP two roll (135) tank, I like it's reels a lot for 120 since the loading flanges are a lot wider. The normal Paterson reels get used for 135.

    I never could get the hang of ss tanks (I have 120 & 135 Nikor tanks & reels) but after screwing up a couple of rolls I have put them in storage.

  5. #25

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Slovenia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    941
    Images
    9
    Kindermann SS 4-reel tank. It doesn't leak a bit. Their smaller tanks with thinner walls do leak. The 4-reel is also rather stingy on chemicals as it only takes 1 litre to fill it up. The downside is that it's heavy so my arm starts to ache sooner or later. Maybe I should try stand development someday

  6. #26

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Copperas Cove Tx
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1
    Hi guys, I'm using paterson at the moment no real problems with it I guess I'm just use to it.

  7. #27

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    8,093
    Images
    228

    Favorite develping tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by miha View Post
    Kindermann SS 4-reel tank. It doesn't leak a bit. Their smaller tanks with thinner walls do leak. The 4-reel is also rather stingy on chemicals as it only takes 1 litre to fill it up. The downside is that it's heavy so my arm starts to ache sooner or later. Maybe I should try stand development someday
    Going to the gym might help :-p ohhhh! Hehe


    ~Stone

    The Noteworthy Ones - Mamiya: 7 II, RZ67 Pro II / Canon: 1V, AE-1 / Kodak: No 1 Pocket Autographic, No 1A Pocket Autographic

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #28

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,499
    For sheet film, trays.

    For 35mm, the same old Kindermann stainless tank with flexible plastic lid my father used. It's still like new after 40 years, and has never leaked a drop or given me any kind of problem whatsoever. I use a Hewes stainless steel reel. My understanding is many of the new cheapo stainless tanks with plastic lids are of lesser quality. Never tried one.

    One potential advantage of the Paterson system is the rapid fill/dump compared with stainless tanks. If you fill/dump with the lid on (ie in daylight), it is best to get the liquid in and out of the tank as quickly as possible to lessen the risk of uneven development. This can potentially be a problem with large stainless tanks (say bigger than a two reel tank) if you are filling through the lid.

  9. #29

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Slovenia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    941
    Images
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Going to the gym might help :-p ohhhh! Hehe
    Too busy shuffling the snow lately...

  10. #30

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    8,093
    Images
    228

    Favorite develping tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by miha View Post
    Too busy shuffling the snow lately...
    You're a snow dancer? Tehe...

    Also you should have said you're top busy shooting your 20x24 LF HANDHELD to bother with the gym lol


    ~Stone

    The Noteworthy Ones - Mamiya: 7 II, RZ67 Pro II / Canon: 1V, AE-1 / Kodak: No 1 Pocket Autographic, No 1A Pocket Autographic

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin