Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Jobo processors
From: Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 22:07:16 -0500

At 10:24 PM 1/23/99 +0100, you wrote:
>In my search for perfection I have arrived at Leica far so good.
>Now I want to make sure that the negatives are processed consistently
>and correctly, so I am thinking of replacing my primitive temperature
>control and hand agitation with a small Jobo processor, also with an eye
>towards perhaps doing my own E6 or C41 some day. If any LUGgers are
>using Jobo, I would love to hear from you. The model I am thinking of is
>the CPE-2 Plus. I have downloaded the manual from Jobo's web site but
>obviously I would consider testimonials from LUGgers a more credible
>source. One thing that puzzles me is that the manual suggests using the
>same developing times as when developing by hand. This does not make
>sense--I thought that with continuous agitation the time should be

Nathan -

I've been using a Jobo ATL-2 for several years to develop B&W and E6.
Other than my Leica M's, it's the best buy I've ever made.  No more ruined
or scratched film unless I ruin or scratch it myself.  It has paid for
itself many times over.  Just follow the Jobo suggested times and
temperatures and you can't go wrong.  The constant agitation seems to be
compensated by less developer.  They've worked it all out.  I've done 48
rolls of E6 today.  My machine has six tanks.  I use 3 for E6 and 3 for B&W
so I can switch back and forth with no problem.  You won't be sorry if you
go with a Jobo.  I'll be glad to answer any other questions, if I can.  



Tina Manley, ASMP