Developer tank?

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  1. Tolyk

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    I've been reading a manual on developing and they recommend a developing tank. The book is a bit old (printed in 82) and I'm not sure if this item is still in common use, and if so, where can I get one?

    I don't have a photography equipment store in my area, and the online store I use doesn't carry this item.

    Are there better ways to develop negatives than this? Bear in mind, I have no access to a dark room, nor the means to make one any time in the near future.
     
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    Adorama has tons of dev tanks. Click the link at the top of this page.

    You will need a "dark" room of sorts. You need to load the film into the tank in complete darkness. This can either be a light tight room, (closet, bathroom, basement, etc..) or a changing bag.
     
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    *nod* that part I knew. My bathroom will work for that :p

    And thanks :)
     
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    Alternate sources, since you're in Canada, include Vistek and good ol' ebay Canada. I just checked your ebay and there are loads of tanks and reels listed under cameras - darkroom. Might save you a bit on shipping.

    If you are shooting lots of 35mm b&w, do think about getting a tank which will hold two reels at a time.
     
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    I was looking at a 2 tank one.. can you not use these for colour negatives? The book doesn't say anything about that yet.

    I looked on Vistek, didn't see any developer tanks, or any listing for dark room supplies.. Am I just blind?
     
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    1. You should be able to do 2 rolls of color neg. at a time.

    2. Vistek site: enter "tank" in search box at upper right of home page. Press 'GO'. Go to page 5 et seq. They carry the Patterson tanks.
     
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    Thanks :) Found 'em

    It doesn't say if the reel is included, would you happen to know if it is?
     
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