minox 8x11 film home processing

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by David G Wallace, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. I'm looking for 8mm reels for a duo-lab processor and the chemistry needed
    to process Minox B/W or Color Film at home
    Any suggestions on where to try to find this information.
    David G Wallace, Nov 10, 2003
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    David Foy Guest

    David Foy, Nov 10, 2003
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  3. Minox is 9.5mm, not 8mm. There were Nikor reels made in this size at one
    Check the larger dealers such as B & H or Porters to see if they can get
    one. Otherwise look on ebay.
    Robert Feinman, Nov 10, 2003
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    jjs Guest

    Minox made their own developing tank and enlarger, and they are very, very
    good. Where to get tanks and literature? Heck, there are four Minox tanks
    on E-Bay right now, and a user's manual for developing. Cheap! Go for it.

    If you want to get deep into Minox printing and developing, check the
    special interest sites. Some rather amazing work has been done.
    jjs, Nov 10, 2003
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    Mike King Guest

    I wouldn't bother buying a manual, you can download one. And the tanks are
    pretty cheap if you don't need the thermometer.
    Mike King, Nov 10, 2003
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    Norman Worth Guest

    The Minox daylight tanks are still available, at least on the used market.
    They work pretty well. You may be able to find a used Nikkor reel, but it
    would probably be hard to load (the 16mm reels are terrible to load). You
    may also be able to devise a tank from plastic sprinkler pipe and end caps.
    A roll of film is only about 14 inches long. The problem will be to find a
    way to keep it streched out in the tank.
    Norman Worth, Nov 10, 2003
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    Jorge Omar Guest

    Jorge Omar, Nov 11, 2003
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    Manny Bhuta Guest

    For about a year and half I have been developing Minox films in my home made
    reels and Jobo ATL-3 processor. If your Duo-Lab can use 1500 series Jobo reels
    then my solution will work for you. I took a standard 1500 series reel, cut-off
    all but about 1/10" of the cylindrical part of one of the spirals. I sent an
    email with pictures to Ken Owen at Jobo at that time. If you think this would
    work for you, I can send you a copy of that email with the pictures. I am not
    sure but I believe I had also posted a message on this NG at that time.

    Manny Bhuta
    Randolph, NJ USA

    Manny Bhuta, Nov 11, 2003
  9. David G Wallace

    Manny Bhuta Guest

    Hey! They stole my idea :)

    This modified 1500 series reel looks very much like what I sent to Jobo on March
    21, 2002.
    Manny Bhuta, Nov 11, 2003
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    Mike King Guest

    Big deal! I was modifying Paterson reels to process 110/16mm for my own use
    in the late 70's, and I stole the idea from the old FR reel.
    Mike King, Nov 11, 2003
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    norpinal Guest

    For development of Minox B&W, I like to use Minox daylight
    development tank.
    There are many versions, the older version holds 50 exposure, the
    later version
    holds 36/15 exp film.
    Minox daylight development tank was discontinued about two years
    ago, due to
    the high cost of making mould. However used Minox daylight development
    is still available on ebay.
    Since then http://www.8x11film.com together with Minox GmbH and
    Jobo has
    come up with an alternative, Jobo Minox 8x11 development reel.
    Before this Jobo 8x11 reel, there was Nikor 9.5mm stainless steel
    Imo, Nikor 9.5mm stainless steel reel is not as easy to load as
    Jobo reel,
    from my experience with 16mm film.
    I have both Nikor 16mm stainless steel reel and JOBO 16mm reel.
    Nikor reel
    has only spiral at bottom end, and relies on the stiffness of film to
    upright, hence very often the film sticks together resulting in ruined
    My Jobo 16mm reel has spirals on top and bottom, hence my Edixa 16
    film never
    stuck in Jobo reel.
    You can buy Jobo 8x11 reel from http://www.8x11film.com or
    http://www.minox.de, you may check also http://www.submin.com

    Note: the actual width of Minox film is 9.2mm, however habitually
    refered to as 9.5mm film; Minox film has nothing to do with 9.5mm
    Pathe movie film

    Martin Tai
    norpinal, Nov 20, 2003
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