[Darkroom] Metal feel reels and canisters?

Jasmine Strong jasmine at electronpusher.org
Tue Jan 18 22:40:50 PST 2011


THREAD NECROMANCY POWERS:  ACTIVATE!

Stainless steel catalyzes the breakdown of C41 chemistry, so if you want to do colour and re-use your chemistry, I strongly recommend using plastic stuff.  I use a Paterson System 4 tank and reels.

In other news, I took a dremel to an old 120 spool and turned it into an adaptor to fit 35mm film to my Holga.  Witness the trippy and only partly-intentional results:

http://picasaweb.google.com/closeenoughforjas/H3X

-J.

On 11 Nov 2010, at 15:35, Chris Murphy 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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