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About Yankee

Daylight developing tank. Improved design provides for better chemical flow and more uniform agitation. Removable rack accommodates cut film from 2-1/4x3-1/4 to 4x5. Rack has translucent flange. Film guide for easy loading included.
With instructions.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easily cleaned (4),Consistent reactions (3)
Best Uses:
Developing (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.1

(based on 7 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best 4x5 Daylight Tank Remaining!

This tank is a favorite with all of my college students in Large Format photography. It is relatively easy to load, produces good results, and once loaded in the dark allows students to process their film in daylight. It is heavy plastic so be careful if you have hard floors as it will develop hairline cracks. This is not as much a critique of the construction as it is the reality of use with multiple users. It is also the best of the remaining 4x5 developing tanks on the market. Great result...

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This tank is a favorite with all of my college students in Large Format photography. It is relatively easy to load, produces good results, and once loaded in the dark allows students to process their film in daylight. It is heavy plastic so be careful if you have hard floors as it will develop hairline cracks. This is not as much a critique of the construction as it is the reality of use with multiple users. It is also the best of the remaining 4x5 developing tanks on the market. Great results obtained by beginners and pros alike!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Avoid this tank

After several tries, I managed to get acceptable results without any noticable mottling. Then, while using the same procedure, I got mottling. You can't invert this tank so agitation is a problem. I've tried constant, mild and vigorous. Nothing worked with consistancy.

Reviewed by 7 customers

 
2.0

Quality below the price

By

from SFBA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I still can not use this tank. I got it with a broken lid. Although the quality of plastic is great for the use of chemicals.

 
5.0

saves me time and money

By

from lakewood, ca  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I used it just like instructed also everyone that saw want to buy it from me!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best 4x5 Daylight Tank Remaining!

By

from Rock Hill, South Carolina  -  Pro Photographer

This tank is a favorite with all of my college students in Large Format photography. It is relatively easy to load, produces good results, and once loaded in the dark allows students to process their film in daylight. It is heavy plastic so be careful if you have hard floors as it will develop hairline cracks. This is not as much a critique of the construction as it is the reality of use with multiple users. It is also the best of the remaining 4x5 developing tanks on the market. Great results obtained by beginners and pros alike!

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Simple, easy to use, but......

By

from Springfield, MO  -  Photo Enthusiast

Sheet film is good not just good for enlarging, but for 1 or 2 shots and fast developing which isn't feasible with 35mm or roll film. The Yankee wastes much one shot developer which I often use.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Works but tricky

By

from Beacon, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The first thing you notice about the tank is that its cheap, fragile plastic. I cracked mine just taking it home but was able to repair it using superglue and fish tank sealant. Dropping this tank will be the end of its useful lifespan. I've been able to get consistent results without too much trouble. There are a few tricks. The first is to note the lid of the tank which states that you should only agitate in one direction. Follow that religiously and you'll avoid sticking your negatives together. The second is to overfill the tank. You're better off wasting a little developer than getting an underdeveloped top edge as its tricky to tell when the tank is full not. Loading the film is tricky. They provide a little slot that can help you load each sheet properly. I found this useless. I just very carefully count the notches as I load each sheet. Run your hand on the top and the bottom of the holder to make sure that you didn't slot two sheets into one slot. You should be able to feel this. Otherwise it works fine. Its cheap, its fragile, but it works. I'll probably upgrade to a metal tank in the future but it works for now.

 
3.0

This tank loading guide is marginal

By

from Bandon, Oregon  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use it to hold & develop my 4x5 cut films. It is great, but would be simpler to use if only the indents for the film loading guide had deeper indents.Finding the next slot accurately when moving from one slot to the next during darkroom loading is stressful.Any suggestions ?

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Avoid this tank

By

from Reno  -  Photo Enthusiast

After several tries, I managed to get acceptable results without any noticable mottling. Then, while using the same procedure, I got mottling. You can't invert this tank so agitation is a problem. I've tried constant, mild and vigorous. Nothing worked with consistancy.

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