Quote Originally Posted by msdg6 View Post
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
LIGHT.

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.
While I also espouse tray development, I would submit that one sheet at a time is rather arduous. Try coming home from a shoot with 100+ sheets of film and see how long it takes you to get them all developed doing them one at a time.

Heck, it's long enough for me doing them six or eight at a time.

Best,

Doremus


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