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Re: [Rollei] OT: B&W Development- JOBO Advice?

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!

Best Regards,

David Seifert