Maris wrote:Tray development works for me. 8x10 is one sheet at a time and 4x5 goes in a 4 place slosher. I tried a gifted Jobo CPP2 but it seemed such a slow and cumbersome way of doing something as simple as developing film. So it went off to the dump and down the throat of the recycling crusher.
You could have sold that on eBay for a mint!
I think I actually need to try doing some testing. I'm currently just using the standard times given for film/developer combinations found on the back of the packet (or on PDFs on the manufacturer's website). They do seem to work fine for me but I could do with experimenting a bit more and seeing how changing the variables affects development.
I'm slowly getting to a workflow that I'm quite happy with and last night with the slosher, it was mostly effortless. The water thing I haven't got totally nailed yet but getting there. I'm just finding it a bit of a pain in the arse getting the temperature right quickly. The water comes out of my cold tap about 15c at the moment although come summer that'll be coming out much warmer, as Walter was telling me the other week.
I'm thinking of getting a water tank (like a home brew fermentation tank with a tap) and leaving my fish tank heater dunked in it so I have water "on tap" ready to go. I'm still working on the basis of a bit of cold, bit of hot, bit of cold to get it up to 20c. It's works but I want to spend more time developing and less time getting my water right!
And Walter, if you find you don't have any use for that Jobo ATL-1000, let me know!