I also use one of these, and I find it to be much easier to load than the HP Combiplan holder. I have discovered that very gentle agitation is an absolute necessity for using this holder in the Patterson tank. I agitated a little bit to vigorously and had a sheet of film get ruined as it had several areas where the emulsion was scraped off. I have done very gentle agitation since then, and I have not had any problems since then.
Thank You Morgan for making these processors. I have put mine to good use by processing 12 sheets of 4x5 sheet film every week for a photography class that I am taking this quarter.
Glad your getting the hang of the processor, yeah you have to use gentle agitations.
sorry to bump this old thread. i would be testing my mod54 soon. i would like to ask if there are some people who had other techniques that would like to share using this processor. i've seen morgan video already. looking for other alternatives. actually i would be using this processor to an old paterson system 4 tank (not the super which is required). i just added some mods so i could use it properly with my old 3 reel paterson tank. what i added is a tube i cut from film canister to the top of the processor so it would not move or wiggle inside when invertion method is used. i made two tubes actually. the other one would be possible to use the twizzle stick rather than doing invertion.. i will try the twizzle stick first since my tank leaks a lot of water when i tested it in invertion method. i will try both and see which would work best for me. i will try to post result as soon as possible.