Get a Chromega drum, then. They don't leak.

I use 400ml liquid in the drum, and I have not had a single unevenly developed negative. The motor base rotation is pretty slow, and it reverses every one and a half turn.

I've used Efke PL50, Foma 400, Ilford FP4+, Ilford HP5+, Ilford Delta 100, and Kodak TXP. Developers have been Kodak Xtol, Ansco 130 print developer, and HC-110. 4x5 and 5x7 format. No 8x10.

- Thomas

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My 8x10 negs never came out right with the unicolor drum. I think it was the slow addition of the developer. Hit and miss with 5x7. Plus the damn things leak. Even got a "new" gasket and they leaked. I never had a motor base for them just rolled them between 2 2x4s

I always pre-wet the film. People say you don't have to but it was the way I was taught.

As for other film I have used several, some of which are no longer around. I love Delta 100 and Efke. Delta because it is plain beautiful but it does not expand as far Efke. I like the look of efke as well and it expands very well. Plus, it is not as expensive as delta and comes in 5x7 too.