Re: [OM] more phototherm

Subject: Re: [OM] more phototherm
From: Mark Marr-Lyon <mark.marrlyon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:35:19 -0700
I got lucky, and found a well-used one on eBay for about $200, which
is only a bit more than the 4x5 holder itself. Mine is the older
Sidekick (not Super), which doesn't have a couple of the niceties of
the Super version. I can only save the E-6 bleach, while the Super can
also save the developer for replenishing. I also have to switch out an
EPROM to switch between 6 and 3 step E-6 processing, and both are
programmed into the Super.

The Kodak 5L E-6 kit always worked well for me, but has been
discontinued for a while now. I just finished up my last one not too
long ago, so I'll either have to try the larger quantity route or a
3-step kit.


On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 7:18 AM, Sawyer, Edward <Ed.Sawyer@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dawid, yes new they are quite pricey, but used they are more reasonable. I 
> paid about $650 for a new unused one on ebay a few years ago. I have seen 
> them anywhere between 450-1400 on ebay since then.
> I use the industrial sizes of chemistry, not the uselessly small repackaged 
> 'home' kits.  I usually buy dev to make 5 gallons, bleach to make about the 
> same or more, fix to make something like 20gallons, and final rinse to make 
> 20 gallons or so too.  All but the bleach is cheap and easy to source. You 
> can do replenishment or oneshot. I do replenish and reuse the bleach, but use 
> oneshot for the rest, as its still plenty cheap to do so.  Apug has a good 
> sticky thread on sources and such.
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