Jobo Processors : LUSENET : Black_and_White_Photography : One Thread

I've noticed alot of mention of Jobo processors amongst many of the contributors to this forum. I'm not familiar with them and would like to find out more about them, their advantages (and disadvantages) and, of course, their cost.

-- Anonymous, May 02, 1997


The only disadvantage of my Jobo is that I had to buy the darn thing. That pretty much sums it up. Consistency is very easy to maintain. The rotary processing is excellent if you are doing T-Max films. The jobo lift for fill & dump of chemistry works very well even though it could use a sturdier handle. For 4x5 & 5x7 it is excellent. Very even processing & push/pull or Zone work is easy. For 35mm mine handles up to 11 rolls at a time, though I generally limit myself to 8 max unless it is an emergency. Air bell problems are gone with rotary work. The best answer to your question is probably contained in "Myths of B&W Rotary Film Processing", by Paul Schranz in Darkroom & Creative Camera Techniques, May/June 87. Good luck

-- Anonymous, May 02, 1997

What model Jobo?

Are we talking about CPE-2 processors? Or maybe the CPA/CPP models?

-- Anonymous, May 05, 1997

JOBO model

I was checking out the CPE-2.

-- Anonymous, May 06, 1997

I'm totally sold on mine. Jobo's web site is

-- Anonymous, May 04, 1997

JOBO processors

Thanks for the info on the processor. I had a look at the site and the bottom of the line processors. I only use 35 and 120 film and probably would only develop a few rolls at a time. I didn't get a price but the used ones seem rather steep. I haven't seen one in action but from the literature I take it that it is basically a tank on a reversing drum roller immersed in a water bath. Is this correct?

-- Anonymous, May 04, 1997


Your description is correct. You might want to give Midwest Photo Exchange a call (sorry, I don't have their # - check photo mags.). They sometimes have used Jobo's available.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 1997

consistency verges on anal retentive. It will change the way you look at large format developement. there are no inadequate dev. mark in an area of uniform tone and it has very repeatable results--once you've tried one you won't go back at ANY cost!!!

-- Anonymous, May 04, 1997

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