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Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank

B&H # PAT353 Mfr # PTP116
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The Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank is constructed from high-impact polystyrene that stands up to high volume use. This tank has no hidden parts, and is always easy to keep clean.

The Super System 4 Tanks are durable, easy to use, and provide consistent, even film development.

They feature a unique snap-in light trapping funnel for quick filling and emptying, to ensure even development and precise processing times.

Super System 4 Tanks offer a choice of agitation methods; use inversion agitation,  rotary agitation with the removable agitator rod supplied, or a combination of both.

This tank is supplied without reels so that a system best suited to the user's needs can be built up. Included with the tank itself is the center column, agitator rod, funnel and lid.

Takes up to three 35mm films, or two 120/220 films with optional reels.
The thoughtful design of Super System 4 includes a funnel which locks in place to keep reels secure. And as an extra safety feature, the cap cannot be locked if the funnel is improperly seated.
Chemicals pour without splash, and solution quantities are permanently indicated on the bottom of every tank.
All parts are interchangeable.
The Super System 4 is simple to load, fast to fill, and easy to clean.
A large diameter one piece lid and funnel which clips into place positively and securely, enabling the tank to be filled and emptied quickly.
Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank
  • Center Column for Multi-Reel 3 Tank
  • Lid and Funnel for System 4 Tanks
  • Agitator Rod
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    PatersonMulti-Reel 3 Developing Tank
     
    4.5

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily cleaned (15)
    • Consistent reactions (12)
    • Compact (8)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Developing (17)
    • Photography (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Another excellent Paterson product!!

    This is a great tank, the parts fit together well and to date have not leaked, warped, or cracked. This is the second Paterson tank I have owned, and I am hooked. ...Read complete review

    This is a great tank, the parts fit together well and to date have not leaked, warped, or cracked. This is the second Paterson tank I have owned, and I am hooked. All parts interchange between the two tanks, and I get consistent easy developing using these tanks. I am sure that any future tanks will be of the same brand!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good but mine came with a problem..

    Bought paterson reels and this tank. Reels work great and fit snugly in tank. Design seems fine and quite well thought but my sample came with a pesky issue. It leaks liquid out...Read complete review

    Bought paterson reels and this tank. Reels work great and fit snugly in tank. Design seems fine and quite well thought but my sample came with a pesky issue. It leaks liquid out of the red rim (where the rim meets the body of the tank). Just in case you're wondering.. No, the lid is placed correctly.
    There are no light leaks that I can speak of.. it's just a water leak!
    What this means is that While processing I'll get a little dripping action along the way. Not a terrible thing, however an entirely unnecessary one.
    Yes, I could probably exchange for a new one with BH however I live in Brazil and to have one shipped out here would cost me more in import taxes than I care for. So, for now I'll live with it, and in the future I'll probably plug the leak!
    Simple design, works fine, lid is secure, daylight processing with "little" hassle!

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    best tank on the market

    By zuikster

    from NYC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Consistent Reactions
    • Easily Cleaned

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Developing
      • Photography

      Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

      1 step away from a jOBO

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      The Standard

      By NMB

      from NY, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Consistent Reactions
      • Easily Cleaned

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Developing

        Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

        Its the standard in tank processing. Easy, lightweight and very reasonably priced. I use it for two 120 format reels - works great. For the whiny people that talk about leaks...its like putting on a tupperware lid, you "burp" the middle as you put it on. Yes, it's snug but it has never leaked. The de facto standard in my opinion

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        • No

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        5.0

        Just what I needed

        By Joshuablackwilkins

        from East nashville

        Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

        Great standard tank. Glad to be able to develop twice the film

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        5.0

        Easy Peasy

        By James

        from San Diego

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Developing
          • Photography

          Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

          Reels are easy to load, the top goes on and you are on your way. Couldn't be simpler.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Multi-Reel 3 Tank

          By Moana

          from Honolulu, HI

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Consistent Reactions
          • Easily Cleaned

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing
            • Photography

            Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

            Awesome! So glad I can process more than one roll at a time! It is a timesaver! Thank you!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Works as intended

            By Nigel

            from Sarasota, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Reactions
            • Easily Cleaned

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing

              Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

              I have used the smaller version of this tank and it works just as well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Works, but not the best quality.

              By Vin

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Poor Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                  This tank works, but the plastic parts don't seem to be very good. If you use the agitator it will rub on the bottom of the tank and shave off plastic bits that end up floating around in any chemicals that you reuse.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good but mine came with a problem..

                  By Rod

                  from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easily Cleaned

                  Cons

                  • Poor Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Developing
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                  Bought paterson reels and this tank. Reels work great and fit snugly in tank. Design seems fine and quite well thought but my sample came with a pesky issue. It leaks liquid out of the red rim (where the rim meets the body of the tank). Just in case you're wondering.. No, the lid is placed correctly.
                  There are no light leaks that I can speak of.. it's just a water leak!
                  What this means is that While processing I'll get a little dripping action along the way. Not a terrible thing, however an entirely unnecessary one.
                  Yes, I could probably exchange for a new one with BH however I live in Brazil and to have one shipped out here would cost me more in import taxes than I care for. So, for now I'll live with it, and in the future I'll probably plug the leak!
                  Simple design, works fine, lid is secure, daylight processing with "little" hassle!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Tank

                  By Hogarth Ferguson

                  from Baltimore, Md

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Development

                    Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                    I have multiple tanks that have frustrated me in one way or another. While I find the metal tanks better because they use metal reels, this tank is on par with a metal tank.

                    I was having problems with other tanks, both metal and plastic, leaking chemicals while doing color development, which was frustrating. The sealing system on this tank is perfect, and allows for easy burping of excess gas or pressure. I have not leaked a drop. Plus, the ability to do two 120/220 rolls at once, or three 35mm rolls really make it much easier for my processing.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great tank

                    By Jackie like the Chan

                    from Maine

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Cleaned

                    Cons

                    • Bulky
                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Developing
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                    I use this tank to develop my 120 rolls. It works well but can be a little bulky so I wouldn't recommend going bigger. Then again, I'm a little on the small side.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great tank!

                    By Jonathan

                    from New Kensington, PA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • LabDarkroom

                      Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                      I've used Paterson tanks for years at the local university darkroom. After it was dismantled, I needed tanks of my own. The multi-reel 3 tank was perfect for my needs, as I am doing both medium-format and 35mm film work, and this tank gave me the ability to do both in a single purchase. I also have a few stainless steel tanks, but I have to admit that loading the Paterson twist reels makes life really easy!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great tanks

                      By javier

                      from san diego, ca

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Reactions
                      • Easily Cleaned

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Developing
                        • Photography

                        Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                        To develope film

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        would buy again

                        By Mary

                        from Sydney Australia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easily Cleaned

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Developing

                          Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                          does the job well

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          There's a reason this is the standard

                          By Gen the film purist

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Consistent Reactions
                          • Easily Cleaned

                          Cons

                          • Bulky
                          • Not durable

                          Best Uses

                          • Developing

                          Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                          I've been using these tanks in every darkroom i've been to. Particularly because plastic reels are easier to load than metal ones. I'm always happy with my results. These tanks are simple. My main issue is they can crack but if you treat them nicely they'll last a long time.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          my darkroom workhorse

                          By Eric

                          from Davis, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Reactions
                          • Easily Cleaned
                          • Easy to Load
                          • Flexible

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Developing
                            • Home developing
                            • Photography

                            Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                            As a hobbyist who shoots 35mm, medium, and large format, I learned long ago that I could save a great deal of money developing both B&W ans color at home. I own multiple steel tanks and reels as well as two sizes of these Patterson tanks. I find the Patterson systems very easy to load in comparison to steel reels and the ONLY system I will use for 220 film. They are simply the best.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            GREAT INVENTION!!!

                            By Safelight Printer

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Consistent Reactions
                            • Easily Cleaned

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Developing
                            • Enlarging
                            • Photography
                            • Printing

                            Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                            Having been limited to using stainless steel for so many years, this wonderful contraption has been a blessing to use. Easy. Fast loading. Quick to clean. A real pleasure to work with. Will continue to buy and spread the word.

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                            5.0

                            Great Tank--Saves Time--Worth the Money

                            By salInNy

                            from ny, ny

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Saves Time

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Developing
                              • Photography

                              Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                              Saves so much time: 3 35mm or 2 120's. Wish I bought this months ago.

                              Only "problem" is sealing the lid take a little bit of time which is important during development however, i totally recommend this tank.

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                              4.0

                              Perfect for Beginners

                              By NYC Steph

                              from Flushing, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Reactions
                              • Easily Cleaned

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Developing

                                Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                                As a new photographer, being able to develop 3 rolls at a time as helped out a lot. It saves me so much time. The system is so easy to use.

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                                4.0

                                Good tank for the money!!!

                                By Ben

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Reactions
                                • Easily Cleaned

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Developing

                                  Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                                  I like this tank a lot, I have been using it for processing black and white film, it can do 2 rolls on 120/220, which is usually what I am looking for. The only thin I don't like is that you have to buy the reels separately, otherwise I have been very happy with it.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Quality Paterson Product

                                  By JY

                                  from Austin, TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Consistent Reactions
                                  • Easily Cleaned
                                  • Efficient

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Developing
                                    • Photography

                                    Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 3 Developing Tank:

                                    I've been using Paterson development tanks for 15 years with great results. For any film photographer, I recommend this 3-reel tank over the Paterson 1-reel. They are identical except for capacity, which is important when developing multiple rolls per session.

                                    I've never had a light leak with a Paterson tank, and very few issues feeding the film onto the reel (mostly when my hands are wet anyway; not the fault of the reel). The heavy-duty construction is trivial to clean, and makes it difficult to create an improper seal. Great product.

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