Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,300   Posts: 1,535,827   Online: 801
      
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    eSPhotos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Sydney Aust
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    143

    4x5 Developing Tank

    I've been using 'taco' method for my 4x5 processing but I find it a PITA for using so I want a proper tank.
    Thinking about purchasing a Jobo 2521 tank with a 2509n spiral. Are they any good?
    No automation. I will be using hand inversion.
    Thanks

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Nova Scotia, Canada. Ex-California
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    346
    Quote Originally Posted by eSPhotos View Post
    I've been using 'taco' method for my 4x5 processing but I find it a PITA
    Switch to donair?

    What's the "taco method"?

  3. #3
    Dan Henderson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    1,891
    Images
    241
    I have had good luck with Yankee tanks. A lot of people here talk down on them, but a lot of people complain about the much more expensive Combi-Plan tanks too. I've never used a Combi tank, but they sound more complicated and fragile than my trusty old Yankees.


    web site: Dan Henderson, Photographer.com

    blog: https://danhendersonphotographer.wordpress.com/

    I am not anti-digital. I am pro-film.

  4. #4
    2F/2F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    8,008
    Images
    4
    How many sheets do you want to do at once?
    2F/2F

    "Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."

    - Rob Tyner (1944 - 1991)

  5. #5
    vyshemirsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Glasgow, UK
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    58
    I am using a jobo tank with a 4x5 reel. The best thing since sliced bread. Ideal setup for developing 4x5. Get a set of rollers from Jobo - that simplifies rotation by hand.

  6. #6
    Adrian Twiss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Wigan (oop North) United Kingdom
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    611
    Images
    10
    I am another Jobo tank user. I load four sheets onto the spiral using the innermost and outermost slots. I hand invert so have to use 1500ml of chemistry. No big deal for me as I mix my own developer so the economics make sense.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    148
    If you have the money the best thing to do is get a Jobo 3010, although they are getting pricey. You will be hard pressed to find anyone who says negative things about it.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Mundelein, IL
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    993
    Images
    1
    Everyone says the Nikor 4x5 tank is pricey (they can be had for $150-$250 generally) but I'd say that's cheap compared to what the Jobo tanks are getting up to... And I've really enjoyed using mine. Up to 12 sheets at a time.

    Ducan

  9. #9

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    MA, USA
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    1,243
    Images
    19
    PM sent

  10. #10
    MattKing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Delta, British Columbia, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    12,279
    Images
    60
    Quote Originally Posted by Monito View Post
    Switch to donair?

    What's the "taco method"?
    Here's a thread that discusses the "taco" method:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum44/8...co-method.html
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



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