Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Jobo Processors OT
From: Steve Beyer <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 03:13:28 -0500

Hi Jim,
     Thanks for the info on the 2500, I am not sure I can swing that much at
this time but I will give it some thought.  I am more interested in the film
aspect but I can definitely see your point.  What enlarger are you using and
what other suggestions would you give someone for setting up a darkroom.

On 3/14/01 8:14 PM, "Jim Brick" <> wrote:

> The ATL1500 is for film only and uses the same tanks as all other
> processors. You might be better off looking at an ATL-2200 or 2300 and get
> the same capability as the 1500 plus more. Six rolls of 35mm instead of
> four. Four rolls of 200, 8 rolls of 120. Print processing up to 20x24.
> I have an ATL-2400 and it is a godsend!!! Consistency in spades! Makes
> processing any film type and printing Cibachromes trivial tasks.
> Last Sunday I printed, for a guy, an 11x14 of a Grizzly bear, full face,
> looking at the camera. Leica R7, Ektachrome something-or-other. I gave him
> the print on Monday and he loved it. I said that his transparency was still
> in my enlarger and I could make another print if he wanted. He said no.
> So last night (Tuesday) I had something else to print. A 4x5 transparency.
> I had been thinking about the bear and decided that I could open up the
> eyes more. So I went into my darkroom, turned everything on (enlarger,
> processor, water valve, etc.), and decided to make another bear print
> before re-setting up for 4x5 printing. I checked the focus and it was still
> right on, stuck a 11x14 sheet of Ciba paper in the easel, hit print, worked
> on the eyes, put the paper in the processor, and out came a perfect print.
> Matched to the print on Sunday (I still had the test print) with the eyes
> opened up. 17 min dry to dry.
> Finally, after all these years, I'm not fighting enlarger color drift,
> focus drift, processing drift, temperature drift, etc drift...
> Consistency in spades!
> Jim
> At 05:48 PM 3/14/01 -0500, Steve Beyer wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>>    I know this has been discussed before and I have tried to look at the
>> archives but I don't really find the information I recall reading around
>> December of last year.  I would like to do in house processing of B&W, and
>> E6, and who knows maybe even some C41.  I have gone to the Jobo web site and
>> I think that the ATL1500 seems to be the right machine for me.  Could you
>> give me your input.  Thanks
>> Steve