[rollei_list] Re: Jobo rotary processor

Hi Rob,

thanks for the info.

One reason I am attracted to the Jobo is that I (think I) can find good settings for my film, developer and exposure, then set it and forget it, letting it run automatically while I do other things.

As it is I don't really have time to develop film (the local lab does it for me), but I could load reels in a tank and let it run while I'm working with other stuff.

Would it work in this way?

Thor

On 11 Jun, 2008, at 16:22, Robert Lilley wrote:

Thor,

If you are doing just B&W, I wouldn't bother with Jobo processors but the
drums are great.

I own a JoboDrum Expert 3006 drum I use for 4x5 and 5x7 sheet film with wonderful results. It has gearing on the front to be used with some of the Jobo processors but I just use it by itself atop an old Chronomega 'dual action agitator' drum roller. Likewise, I used the smaller Jobo drums for 35mm and medium format. My overall take is that B&W temperatures, etc are not as critical as color and so do not require the temperature bath set up the processors provide. In fact until I got the Chronomega roller, I just rolled the drums back and forth on my kitchen counter with good results.

Rob

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I've come over a photographer selling off his darkroom equipment.

Among other things, is a Jobo Autolab 1000.

It looks a lot like an ATL-1500.  He used it mainly for E6, if I get
it, I would be using it for B&W.

A few questions.

Is this processor any good? Recommended for B&W, or is it more
appropriate for colour?

What would a well used one go for (yes, I've looked over eBay and
other places)?

While I'm there I plan on picking up an easel or two, extra
safelights and contact sheet frames for 35mm, 120 film and 5x7 sheets.

Cheers,
Thor

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