I'm finding it increasingly difficult to find the time to go out and shoot LF so have traded down to 6x9 and 35mm. For a while, I've been happy to use B&W film which is easily processed in a Patterson tank. However, I want to shoot colour as well (fuji Provia) and realise I'll have to use my jobo CPA for proper temperature control. The problem is, it looks like I'll *have* to use jobo reels to hold the film, experiment show me that a patterson reel in a jobo tank does not alow the film to be evenly immersed in the chemicals (not sure if the reel slips or the central spindle).
So, do I have to use Jobo reels? If so, how do they compare to the patterson reels with thier BB to 'walk' the film onto the reel?
Life's a lot easier in the LF world, loading expert tanks is a doddle.
BTW, sometime in the past few years I've picked up a jobo reel. It appears to be ajustable between 35 & 60mm, but in the former configuration it's narrower than a strip of 35mm film? Is this correct?