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03-24-2011, 08:49 PM   #16
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Paterson Super System 4 or Jobo 1520
Don't put out big bucks for a plastic two reel tank. I use the Arista Premium Double Reel Tank (with two reels!) for 120 and 4x5 sheets (taco style) and have been quite impressed with the value for this item, particular for less than $20 USD! It is made in the EU and is sold under the AP name among others.

I would also suggest that you seriously consider stainless steel tanks. The volume of chemicals per roll is less and they are very durable and the plastic top type is less prone to leaking. The stainless reels can be expensive if you go with the Cadillac Hewes product, but take it from me, the Hewes is worth every penny!


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The major problem I have is shipping.

If I get a lot of these good deals, shipping them to myself in South Korea makes them no longer a good deal.

A korean comapny Matin makes lots of great low cost, good quality stuff.

Changing bags and so on.

I was thinking of maybe making one big order from freestyle as they have really good supplies.

I want to keep space and weight low, so I think I should try to get most liquid chemistry here in Korea, unless it's powder or concentrate.

Developer I will buy here in Korea.

I can get
Ilford Ilfosol 3
Kodak HC-110
Kodak Dextol Powder
TMAX 3.8L
Kodak D76 powder

Stop bath I can get here in Korea
I can get
Kodak indicator stop bath or
Ilfostop

Fixer i'm not sure if I should buy here or from the U.S....

Here I can only get
Kodak rapid fixer or
or Ilford Hypam fixer

If I order from freestyle I was thinking of the Kodak Fixer Powder

Hypo clearing agent is very expensive here
So that I want to order.

From freestyle, i'm thinking of legacy pro powder hypo clearing agent
or Kodak hypo clearing powder

Kodak Photo-flo I can buy here in Korea.

The main things I was thnking of getting from the U.S. now is mixing tank, Hypo clearing powder and fixer.

Developer, Stop bath, and wetting agent i'll buy here in Korea.

Am I forgetting anything?
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Am I forgetting anything?
  • Accurate thermometer. Digital is relatively inexpensive. Get one reading to one decimal point precision (+/- 0.05 C) intended for technical use as opposed to medical or cooking.
  • Graduated cylinders (1L and 50ml)

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Kodak Rapid Fix is fine, and you can easily get away with no stop bath. Plenty of home-development people skip the Stop!

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DJ:

You can make some of the processing chemicals from raw stock yourself. Instead of Dektol, look up a recipe for Kodak D72. It gives the same results. Also, for hypo clearing agent, check out this link for a home made recipe:

Hypo Clearing Agent

Good luck!
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For black and white film, i'm debating the Epson v500 or Canon 8800 scanners

I mostly want the scanner for b+w, some color, but only 35mm
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OK I think I have everything I need, check out my list and let me know if theres anyhting else missing

metal tank, hewes reels
Ilfosol 3 developer
Kodak Indicator for stop
Ilford Hypam
Kodak Hypo clearing agent
Kodak Photoflo
Matin changing bag
cotton gloves
apron
goggles
3X 1L pitchers
50mL graduated cylender
Film clips for drying
Funnel
thermometer


and an epson V500 scanner

Am I good to go?
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For the darkroom stuff, I think you are pretty set!

Good luck and show us some images!

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