Paterson Orbital - Even dev'd negs -10x8?

Recent Classifieds

Forum statistics

Threads
177,163
Messages
2,430,369
Members
94,146
Latest member
shawnmcc
Recent bookmarks
0

Tom Stanworth

Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2003
Messages
2,022
Shooter
Multi Format
Hi,

I have one, but it leaks light. I know people use the for 5x4, but I am curious about how even development is. I would also be curious to know it is feasible to do 10x8 without hugely developed edges relative to centre? Anyone with experience? I just dont want to buy another tank or try to fix the leak on mine if there is no point for 10x8. I am happy with my combitanks for 5x4.

Thanks,

Tom
 

John_Brewer

Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2004
Messages
454
Location
Manchester, UK
Shooter
Large Format
Hi Tom, I would test with a sheet of 8x10 paper. I regularly dev 4 5x4, (8x10 size in effect), negs and get even development in my orbital.
 
OP
OP

Tom Stanworth

Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2003
Messages
2,022
Shooter
Multi Format
John,

Unfortunately mine leaks light so theres plenty of uneveness:smile:.......I need to hear from someone who has one that works as it is supposed to!

Tom
 

BarrieB

Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2003
Messages
109
Location
Melbourne, A
Shooter
Multi Format
John_Brewer said:
Hi Tom, I would test with a sheet of 8x10 paper. I regularly dev 4 5x4, (8x10 size in effect), negs and get even development in my orbital.
Greetings; If it is designed for 8 x 10 how do you keep the four sheets of 4 X 5 negs in place and not overlapping ? and what quantity of chemical is used ?
Thanks Barrie B. Australia.
 

John_Brewer

Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2004
Messages
454
Location
Manchester, UK
Shooter
Large Format
Hi Barrie, the processor comes with small pegs in the shape of mushrooms which divide it into 4 sections
 

MikeK

Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2003
Messages
556
Location
Walnut Creek
Shooter
Large Format
I used one of these for about six months and developed 4x5 negatives and they came out fine. This ws one of my silly mistakes as I sold it on EBay and brings back memories as I recently found the measuring cups.

Easy loading in the dark then the rest was done in daylight.

- Mike
 

Dave Miller

Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2003
Messages
3,883
Location
Middle Engla
Shooter
Medium Format
Tom Stanworth said:
Havind been daft.................I can of course use my leaky one in complete darkness abd determine if the negs are even........:smile:

Tom
Not quite so easy to use in the dark when it comes to pouring in the fluid, bit hit and miss I think.
 

waynecrider

Subscriber
Joined
Feb 8, 2003
Messages
2,428
Location
Georgia
Shooter
35mm
Mine had a crack in the corner and I had to weld it with a soldering iron. It was fine till I droped it. Try using a much less intense source for a light in a dark room; Maybe a safelight behind you giving just enough illumination to see to pour out and add the chemicals.
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford Photo ADOX Freestyle Photographic Photo Warehouse Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab
Top Bottom