[Darkroom] Metal feel reels and canisters?

Lilia Markham liliakai at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 14:28:20 PST 2010


There are several metal reels and matching tanks in the bin under the sink.
I too prefer the plastic ones though. We even have a couple with the huge
tabs that make it super easy to get the film threaded into the grooves.

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 3:35 PM, Chris Murphy <chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com>wrote:

> I prefer plastic Jobo tanks and reels but I'm not likely to process
> film any time soon. Plastic reels are less likely to have the film
> make inadvertent contact with itself. The Jobo tanks don't leak
> either. Once you are good at trimmin the leader, the film just slides
> into the reel. On metal reels, you have to handle the film a lot more
> to bend it into the grooves of the reel. Then the tanks often leak.
> Another advantage of the Jobo tanks is that they can be used in
> automated Jobo processors.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 11, 2010, at 15:21, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I've only seen plastic. I'm all for metal myself. I highly prefer
> > them.
> >
> > One of the items on my to do list is to go through the tanks and set
> > aside the most functional ones. It's actually a fairly small subset,
> > last I checked.
> >
> > -Kelly
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:20, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
> >> Do we have any, or are we all plastic?
> >>
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