Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Xtol dilution
From: "Roland Smith" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 21:14:05 -0800

Its always interesting to learn of other preferences.   I tried to convert
to Nikkor tanks since they must be better because so many other people were
using them.   I could never get the film on the reel in the dark so that one
coil didn't rest against another and cause holidays in the development even
though I was following the written directions.

I have had better luck with plastic Yankee tanks and have not had this

What was I doing wrong?

Roland Smith
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Welch <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Xtol dilution

> > What, does nobody use regular stainless tanks and reels anymore?
> If I was processing film, I certainly would. I hate plastic reels. The
> stainless are faster and easier to load once you get the hang of it.
> --
> Eric Welch
> Carlsbad, CA
> He does the work of 3 Men...Moe, Larry & Curly.