JOBO tanks on Unicolor motor base? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Can anyone tell me if I can use JOBO or Beseler 4x5 film tanks with a Unicolor rotary motor base?

Also, when switching from Yankee tank developing,, is there any modification in developing times for continuous rotary drum processing?

Thanks. -- Henry

-- Henry T. Stanley (, August 01, 1998


you can use the jobo tanks on anything that will rotate them, even a tupperware container with water for temp control works. If you are going to do it tho, get the larger 3006 or the 10 slot one for 4x5/5x7 as it is very even in processing. More so than the smaller one that uses a reel for the film. It works well and makes developing easier and more consistant in many ways.

-- Dan Smith (, August 04, 1998.

I am new to this, but I have been using the method you described for developing for the past six months. I have a JOBO 2551 tank that holds 12 sheets of film. It is great compaired to 35mm loading. I use a Beseler color motor drive. Both were bought for less than 100 dollars used. If the new tank is even better it must be great.


-- tim kimbler (, August 05, 1998.

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