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Re: [Rollei] OT: B&W Development- JOBO Advice?
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] OT: B&W Development- JOBO Advice?
- From: David Seifert <dseifert >
- Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 12:23:32 -0700
- References: <EFBBC28F-7F0B-11D7-BDD5-00306598F71E >
I agree with Bob. I had a CPP-2 which was very nice for maintaining temp
and agitation but with multistep color processes with tight timing
requirements it is not much fun. Seemed to work OK for Ilfochrome but E-6
was a bit of a chore.
The Jobo ATLs are nice but if film is your thing take a look at
PhotoTherm. I picked up a very nice used SideKick 8RG for a song on
ebay. Once you get the thing setup with tubing and chemistry you just load
the film onto Patterson reels, put them into the tank and push a
button. Fully processed film comes out.
At 01:01 PM 5/5/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>A lot depends on the volume you expect to process. Back when I was doing
>a lot of black and white film work I made the investment in a Jobo
>ATL-1000. That was more than ten years ago and it is still going strong,
>although used less today than in the past. It produces absolutely
>consistent negatives with minimal hassle. I used to have a CPA-2, but I
>sold it because I just found it too much hassle to run.
>On Monday, May 5, 2003, at 11:12 AM, Paul Kollas wrote:
>>On Monday, May 5, 2003, at 05:37 AM, Fox, Robert wrote:
>>>Just a quick question for those of you experienced in B&W development:.
>>>I'm considering buying a Jobo setup to develop medium format B&W and
>>>E-6. Are units like the CPP-2 worth the invesment?
>>>Anyone here use of these processors?
>>"worth the investment" is subjective, and greatly dependent upon what
>>and how much you anticipate using it for. I have both the CPE-2plus and
>>the CPA-2, both bought used, not new. I use the CPE-2 almost
>>exclusively, as it is useful for films and prints up to 11"x14", and only
>>requires something just over a gallon of water in the temperature
>>stabilizing tank. The CPA's and CPP's will handle up to 'huge', and
>>require about 3 gallons of water, as i recall (i don't use it much).
>>There should be plenty of used processors around, as the rush to digital
>>runs rampant. I certainly recommend the CPE-2plus!