Tray Development is easy. why do people make it out to be an arduous task?
Get 4 trays, fill 1 with water for pre-wash
and the other 3 with developer,stop,fix.
Take 1 negative and place it in the pre-wash for 30 sec
than place in developer, while in the developer rock the tray from all
4 sides continuously in a rotating method ie. right, back left, left ,back right.
this way the negative gets developer washing over it from all sides.
Only do 1 neg at a time.
Make sure it is dark, NO SAFE
Than stop and fix kind of the same way.
Anyone who suggest tank over trays for 4x5 is just creating more work for themselves.
Very easy. easier than loading a tank and trying to deal with even development.