Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 73,892   Posts: 1,630,046   Online: 919
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    CropDusterMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    SoCal
    Shooter
    Med. Format RF
    Posts
    94

    "Color Canoe"...anyone ever used one for 4x5 film processing?

    Got one of these stainless Color Canoes in a recent batch of gear...I assumed they were primarily
    for paper, but wondered if anyone had ever used one for sheet film..single sheet.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HEAT...item5671c92dac
    Common Sense is not so common.

  2. #2
    Rick A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    north central Pa
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,653
    Images
    35
    I had one years ago, never thought about using it for sheet film, it should work just fine since there are no ridges on the bottom.
    Rick Allen
    Argentum aevum

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,395
    My only suggestion would be to insure that the film lies over the bale to make it easy to remove the film. However with this small a film size the film may move around in the canoe. This could be a source of problems.
    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

  4. #4
    Jim Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Rural NW Missouri
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    1,955
    I've used one for 8x10 film long ago. A small amount of developer used only one time works well, especially if the bail is removed so less developer suffices. A tray wash may be needed to remove any backing on the film.

  5. #5
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    24,165
    Images
    65
    How interesting. I have the prototype with a Kodak logo on it (IIRC).

    Never used it.

    PE

  6. #6
    Mick Fagan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,916
    Images
    29
    It mentions Mitchell on the outside, could that imply that the late Bob Mitchell may have had something to do with the input of the design do you think?

    Mick.

    Edit, just carefully re-read PE's post, maybe not.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,048
    Images
    54
    I had one of those canoes years ago and it seems to me Heath Color Canoe was printed on it.


    Mike

  8. #8
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    24,165
    Images
    65
    Someone made a prototype and showed it to Kodak, giving them the prototype. Kodak did not like it and told him. Apparently, he told them to keep the prototype and eventually it ended up in my hands.

    PE

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    SF Bay Area, California, US
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    293
    As I recall Heath and Mitchell got together on several projects, and those items were referred to as Heath/Mitchell, which I think the color canoe is one of them.

  10. #10
    CropDusterMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    SoCal
    Shooter
    Med. Format RF
    Posts
    94
    I think the interesting thing is the very minimal chemical it uses...
    Common Sense is not so common.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



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