Graflex.org Forum Index Graflex.org
Get help with your Graflex questions here
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

film processing

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Film Help
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Tom Williams



Joined: 20 Jul 2011
Posts: 10
Location: Homer, NY

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject: film processing Reply with quote

Another newbie question. Have been reading a fair amount on the web concerning the various ways to process 4x5 cut film. I have had a large amount of experience with 35mm roll film and some of the tank products on the market, but this is all very new to me.

Thought some of you people that have been around the large format dark room for a while might give there opinions concerning their likes and the "whys" behind them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
45PSS



Joined: 28 Sep 2001
Posts: 3159
Location: Mid Peninsula, Ca.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.jobo.com/web/System-Tanks-2500.853.0.html
_________________
The best camera ever made is the one that YOU enjoy using and produces the image quality that satifies YOU.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sirius Glass



Joined: 06 Jun 2010
Posts: 122
Location: Southern California & Virginia

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Jobo 3010 Expert Drum which can process up to 10 4x5s at a time.

Steve
_________________
Nothing beats a good piece of glass.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jim23



Joined: 08 Sep 2001
Posts: 126
Location: US/Greater Cincinnati, Ohio

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:57 pm    Post subject: 4x5 Processing in Open 1/2 Gallon Tanks Reply with quote

I've tried tanks, drums, trays, and I get the best results with 1/2 gallon hard-rubber tanks with Kodak stainless hangers. These can often be had on the cheap. I follow the large-tank development times and the old Kodak-recommended lift-right-and-tilt, lift-left-and-tilt once/minute agitation technique. I process in total darkness and once the films are done with the fix, flip on the light.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
alecj



Joined: 09 May 2001
Posts: 853
Location: Alabama

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you would like a minimal setup, look for an Ilford small tube tank offered with the Cibachrome 4x5 kit. They are still available - I found 2 at the Huntsville Camera Show the other day. They are great for working out your development times, etc. Granted, you can only develop 1 sheet of 4x5 film at a time, but, once you've loaded the tank, everything can be done under in the light where you can see what you're doing. You don't have to mix so much chemicals for this work.

For volume work, I too like the 1/2 gal hard rubber tanks and "dip and dunk" processing like they did it in the old days.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Film Help All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group