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Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels

B&H # OMTU Mfr # 455031
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The Omega Universal Developing Tank is designed for the processing of black & white or color film, including reversal films that require a second exposure during processing.

The tank body is manufactured from impact-resistant plastic compounds, is resistant to heat and watertight.

Supplied with 2 self-feed multi-format spiral reels, allowing for the simultaneous developing of 2 x 135mm or 126 films or one roll of 127, 120 or 220 format.

Chemical solution requirements molded into base of the tank body.
Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels
  • 2 x Multi format plastic reels
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    4.2

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily cleaned (30)
    • Compact (26)
    • Consistent reactions (19)
    • Durable (8)
    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (6)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Developing (34)
    • Photography (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great tank and reels

    In comparison to the stainless steel and Hewes reels, this tank is just as good. All the other students in my classes will often screw up with the Hewes reels but these reels do...Read complete review

    In comparison to the stainless steel and Hewes reels, this tank is just as good. All the other students in my classes will often screw up with the Hewes reels but these reels do a great job of loading the film and keeping it separated. I've been used it for about 20 rolls of film now and all have come out great. If your looking to save some money this is a great deal. The expandability to hold 120 film is great also. Only con is that the top can leak a little when agitating but is nothing I don't see with all the other tanks.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as good as others

    I'm used to using a different brand of tank, one whose name eludes me at the moment, that has a tighter, easier to close seal than this tank. I find that while I'm...Read complete review

    I'm used to using a different brand of tank, one whose name eludes me at the moment, that has a tighter, easier to close seal than this tank. I find that while I'm agitating, chemicals leak out of the red cap and possibly the screw on part if not closed properly, which is sometimes a challenge to do. The reels are hard to open at times and aren't great quality. Overall it's ok, it'll get the job done as long as your reels are dry when loading film and you screw the black lid on tightly, but you will probably get chemicals on your hands from the leakage from the red cap.

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    4.0

    Excellent alternative

    By S. Waleck

    from Vernon, NJ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Consistent Reactions
    • Easily Cleaned

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Developing

      Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

      Works well, I gave it 4 out 5 since the spools are a bit quirky when it comes to winding the film however I believe it's an excellent value for the price paid.

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      5.0

      no problems

      By hk

      from jhk

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

      easy to use

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      5.0

      Very Good Tank

      By videomaker625

      from Gorham Maine

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

          Picked up this tank because of the price and I am glad I did. I am devloping 120 film and unlike the other post have had no problems with the reels. I will say you need to be careful with the rubber seal. I pushed it down loading the tank and had a small leak on that side. Other than that no problems.

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          5.0

          It works great

          By K. Schmidt

          from Evansville, IN

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Film developing

            Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

            I used this product to develop film at home so I wouldn't have to drive 20 minutes out to my school. It worked great for me and my film turned out perfect! No light leaks.. just make sure you seal the lid nice and tight so you will have chemical leaks!

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            • No

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            3.0

            sturdy simple design

            By cameron m

            from australia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Leaks

            Best Uses

            • Film Devlopment

            Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

            Perfect for eliminating the need for a darkroom in film development Simple design cheaper all though this shows to an extent no need for inversion mixing as a mixing stick/system is supplied

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works great as my first tank

            By Dradis

            from GA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                I use this tank to develop my own 35mm and 120 at home. I used this tank to develop my first roll which was a 120 ilford hp5+ and the results were at least as good as the lab I've used.

                It's very nice that the tank comes with 2 spools. Keep in mind that you can only fit two rolls at a time of both are 35mm. The reels are adjustable and can accept 120, 127, and 35mm (including 126). The reels are designed for these three sizes only and cannot be adjusted to any other sizes such as 116 or 110. This would have been a nice feature and is the only con I can find.

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                5.0

                Great Tank

                By [@]

                from long beach, ca

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                    The best part of this tank are the two reels: top notch, easy to load, durable. AFter years of cheap thin plastic film holders, these are a joy to use: even in a black bag where you must fumble around you can easily load your film. And the red lid holds tight for inversion agitiation. Glad I got it. And in regards to ordering from B&H - their customer support is spot on and they didn't put the charge through until a few days after I had recieved the product. Will do busines with them again - no problem

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                    5.0

                    Review

                    By Rea

                    from Baltimore, Maryland.

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                        I would suggest this tank for anyone who's just starting photography or has done it for a while! The manual, metal reels are a pain! This is a great deal for two easy-to-load plastic reels.
                        The tank itself is great as well, it protects the film. It's great for anyone (such as myself) who gets nervous about their film! I used older tanks in high school and had to work in a dark room in order to just pour the chemicals in. Now I am in college and I can trust my film to be protected.
                        It's light weight and easy to wash! It's also easy to transport film inside of the tank!
                        This website also gives the best price, in my opinion.

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                        3.0

                        Not as good as others

                        By photo student

                        from purchase, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Cap leakage

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                          I'm used to using a different brand of tank, one whose name eludes me at the moment, that has a tighter, easier to close seal than this tank. I find that while I'm agitating, chemicals leak out of the red cap and possibly the screw on part if not closed properly, which is sometimes a challenge to do. The reels are hard to open at times and aren't great quality. Overall it's ok, it'll get the job done as long as your reels are dry when loading film and you screw the black lid on tightly, but you will probably get chemicals on your hands from the leakage from the red cap.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Universal Developing Tank

                          By cbrodie

                          from Norristown, PA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • College course

                            Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                            Very easy to use and like new

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                            • Yes

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                            4.0

                            Well rounded product

                            By boogie man

                            from [@]New Jersey 0873

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easily Cleaned

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Developing

                              Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                              I use this product to develope my black and white negatives for 35mm and medium format. I find that this is definitely a good buy. The tank is light which helps when developing for long periods of time and the top slides smoothly without leaking. It is also very easy to clean and dry when done. The one problem i find is that when the adjustable reels are a bit used, while loading your film it tends to stick and not load the film properly and/or it will stick half way through even if the film is cut perfectly straight across and placed in perfectly.

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                              3.0

                              Leaks a little

                              By Brandon

                              from NYC

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                                    I would get the other tank with the wider lid also available from B&H. The lid on this one leaks when you flip the tank over. Reels are hard to load too. It does the job tho.

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                                    2.0

                                    Ok for 35 mm but don't use with 120 mm

                                    By Jeff

                                    from Sacramento, CA

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Inconsistent Results

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                                        The tank and reels work fine for 35 mm film, but I ruined three rolls of 120. The film won't catch on the ball bearings and just pops out. Use standard metal reels and tanks for your larger films.

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                                        4.0

                                        Excellent

                                        By macgirl

                                        from Danbury, CT

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Developing

                                            Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                                            It's a great developing tank and it's very easy to use in comparison to other types. Great for every level.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great

                                            By Alex

                                            from NY

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

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                                              Cons

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                                                  Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                                                  Great for developing film, doesn't leak!

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                                                  1.0

                                                  Best to opt' out of this one:

                                                  By Chris-Tima

                                                  from Michigan

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Poor Construction

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                                                      This item was very difficult to use, alas, ultimately being faulty upon its first use. The reels do not have a 'slip' for your film to glide onto, thus making loading film in the dark a rather arduous task. I would do more research and spend the extra few dollars to get an item a bit more user-friendly.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Very useful

                                                      By Mandi

                                                      from Charleston SC

                                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easily Cleaned

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Developing

                                                        Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                                                        I like this tank a lot. Its simple and the reels are easy to load. The only thing I don't like about it is that the piece that goes in the center falls out when you pour your chemicals out unless you hold it in with your thumb when emptying it.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        So great

                                                        By Nayomie

                                                        from Island Park, NY

                                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Compact
                                                        • Consistent Reactions
                                                        • Easily Cleaned

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Developing

                                                          Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                                                          I used this product for the first time the other day in photo and I wasn't expecting it to be so great. The no-leak seal is amazing! I would recommend this tank to everyone.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          tank tank tank!`

                                                          By Malink

                                                          from Harrisburg, PA

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Developing
                                                              • Photography

                                                              Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                                                              I had to get this for my Black and White Photo I class so that I could develop my film. Compared to local store prices it was WAY cheaper even after you consider [...] the student discount the local store would have given me. I am very pleased with the quality and efficiency of receiving this item!

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                                                              3.0

                                                              Good but....

                                                              By [...]

                                                              from richmond, va

                                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Compact
                                                              • Easily Cleaned

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Poor Construction

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Developing
                                                              • Photography

                                                              Comments about Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels:

                                                              easy to use but ALOT of leaking during the inversion cycles. Easy to clean. This is my first time developing anything btw.

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