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Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4)

You Pay: $41.95

The Paterson Super System 4 Multi-Reel 5 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.

Note: these tanks are supplied without reels so that a system best suited to the users needs can be built up.

Takes up to five 35mm films, or three 120/220 films
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 simpler to load, faster to fill and easier to clean than any other tank.
A large diameter one piece lid and funnel which clips into place positively and securely, enabling the tank to be filled and emptied quickly.

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PatersonMulti-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4)
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily cleaned (10)
  • Consistent reactions (7)
  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing (12)
    • Photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Dominic

    from Ohio

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions
    • Easily Cleaned

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Developing

      Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

      I've been using the Paterson 3 reel tank for years. Recently I started shooting medium format film and the 3 reel only does 1 reel of MF. So I stepped up to this bad boy. 3 reels of MF at once? Excellent! It works perfect, lid is a little stiff at first but loosens up quick. Buy it, use it, love it.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Asia A.

      from Brooklyn

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Consistent Reactions
      • Easily Cleaned

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Developing

      Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

      This product is very useful when cramming to get alot of rolls of film for photo1 photography classes.Easy to use.

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      5.0

      A must have for the darkroom!!

      By Dave

      from Australia

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Cleaned

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Developing

        Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

        i only use 120 film, so this is a godsend!

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        • No

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        5.0

        excellent

        By catwalk

        from australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Consistent Reactions
        • Easily Cleaned
        • Easy to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 120 bw film
          • Developing
          • Photography

          Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

          excellent ...bought to compliment my single roll version....saves a lot of time...great quality...easy to use

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          5.0

          Best Developing System For The Money!!!!

          By johnlsullivan3

          from Ogden, UT

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Pricey at first

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Underwater
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

          I have been using this developing system for over twenty years, and it has consistently given me great negatives. I used the metal reels at first with other systems and it wasn't the same. This is the best system for your money. It really works great when developing with Caffenol-C recipes.

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          4.0

          as expected

          By KMD

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

            I am a graduate student in photography and I process large amounts of medium format film at a time. This tank is great, 3 rolls for a reasonable price. Only thing is that the bottom rim chips when you hit it on the sink to release bubbles...makes for a rough edge to work with.

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            4.0

            A simple to use system

            By winddncr

            from Honolulu , Hawaii

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Reactions
            • Easily Cleaned

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing

              Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

              I have been using this system for over 20 years now and I would highly recomend it to anyone professional or student of photography. Itb doesn't get any simpler.

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              4.0

              pretty good

              By JP

              from Hoboken, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Cleaned

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Developing

                Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

                Very convenient to be able to do 3-5 rolls at a time. The lid can be hard to put on sometimes ...

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                5.0

                Great Tank

                By Marc

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Cleaned

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Developing
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

                  Works as advertised. I've had no problems at all.

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                  4.0

                  works great

                  By Peter

                  from NY, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Developing
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

                      Good Developing tank.

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                      5.0

                      Best way to develop your film!

                      By Yasu

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Developing

                        Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

                        I used to bring my b&w rolls to a photo lab and one day I brought 8 rolls which cost about $50, and that made me decide to develop my own film with this tank, which has saved my money and time.

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                        4.0

                        Solid, yet light weight

                        By M the Broome

                        from New Orleans, La

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Reactions
                        • Easily Cleaned

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Developing
                          • Photography

                          Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

                          Solid peices fit together well. Easy to work with in the dark/ while loading reels. Light weight, good for inversion aggitation when full of reels and solution. Aggitator and large funnel help reduce fill/ first aggitation time-loss providing more consistant results. Dump solutions quickly with all-around-the-funnel purge.
                          Reels are a little pricey and the 'semi'-auto load ball bearings take some gettin use to but worth doing so, again, for more consistant results.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect

                          By Churp

                          from san francisco, ca

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Consistent Reactions
                          • Easily Cleaned

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Developing

                            Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

                            I bought this tank to develop 120 medium format film. With this tank I can develop 3 rolls of 120 film, which makes things a lot easier than having to develop each roll separately in a small tank.

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                            5.0

                            Works Great

                            By Anon.

                            from Mpls, MN

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Reactions
                            • Easily Cleaned

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Developing

                              Comments about Paterson Multi-Reel 5 Tank (Super System 4):

                              I develop 3 rolls of B&W 120 film in one go with this tank and the Super System 4 reels.

                              The top seemed loose-fitting and I was slightly skeptical that it would keep out the light or that it would keep from opening accidentally when I was pouring out chemistry. (The top just snaps into place when you rotate it.) But it works great and is much easier to open when you're ready than some of the other designs, including a similar looking tank with a threaded top.

                              The device for rotating the reels in the chemistry works well, too.

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