[Darkroom] home darkroom ingredients?

Troy Holden troyholden at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 19:48:43 PDT 2012


One more question...

Can I use metal reels in a plastic tumbler? Will the below combo work?

   - Plastic tumbler:
   http://www.freestylephoto.biz/5041-Arista-Premium-Double-Reel-Developing-Tank-with-two-reels

   - 2 Reels:
   http://www.freestylephoto.biz/9136-Arista-Stainless-Steel-Reel-35mm-x-36-exp
   .

Or do you suggest going ALL metal?

   - Metal tumbler:
   http://www.freestylephoto.biz/9116-Arista-Stainless-Steel-Tank-16-oz.-With-SS-Top
   - 2 reels
   http://www.freestylephoto.biz/9136-Arista-Stainless-Steel-Reel-35mm-x-36-exp
   .
   - Do I need a center column &
   <http://www.freestylephoto.biz/140052-Paterson-Replacement-Agitator-for-single-and-double-reel-tanks-2-pack>agitator
   for this setup?
   http://www.freestylephoto.biz/142008-Paterson-Replacement-Center-Column-and-Agitator-for-Single-Reel-Tank



On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 7:13 PM, Troy Holden <troyholden at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks, all. Good points re: the metal reels.
>
> I've thought of rolling my own Arista 400 bw but am tackling the home
> darkroom setup first.
>
> On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Jasmine Strong <
> modulararithmetic at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> The plastic ones are *much* better for C41, since nickel (the major
>> ingredient in stainless steel) catalyzes the breakdown of CD-4, the active
>> ingredient in C41 developer.
>>
>> -J.
>>
>> On 2 Jul 2012, at 16:34, Asheem Linaval wrote:
>>
>> Looks pretty good.
>>
>> I second notion re: steel reels. Plastic reels also have the caveat of
>> needing to be super dry to let the film slide freely as you load it.
>>
>> If you're going to be going through much film, it's worth it to buy film
>> in 100 foot spools and use a bulk film loader and reloadable cartridges to
>> wind your own. I've heard good things about plastic reloadable cartridges
>> with screw-tops; I think they might hold up a bit better than standard ones
>> with snap-ends.
>>
>> .atl
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Tristan Crane <tristancrane at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Only thing I would change is to use metal reels, not plastic. They hold
>>> up better and allow you to feel your film as you spool on so there's fewer
>>> changes of film touching.
>>>
>>> -Tristan
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