Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels

Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels

Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels

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Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels

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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.
UPC: 053661107809
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Omega Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels
  • 2 x Multi format plastic reels
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    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 4.75 x 4.75"

    Omega 455031 reviews

    Universal Developing Tank with 2 Adjustable Reels is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 59.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review 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.
    Date published: 2012-03-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2011-10-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does the job, just ok for the price. It does what it's supposed to, albeit not as good as other tanks/reels. Problems: 1. It leaks. During agitation be prepared to get chemicals on your hands. Wear a smock. 2. The lid can be hard to screw on. It sometimes takes 5 minutes just to get the lid to enter the thread the right way. 3. The manual looks like its been translated to English by a free online tool. It reads horribly and I'm surprised the company could spend $100 bucks and have someone literate translate the manual. Not a biggie...just a reflection of the cheapness of the product.
    Date published: 2011-01-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets the job done well. First time I used this, I loaded the film (2 rolls/reels of 35mm) the day before processing. With a 5-year hiatus from darkroom work, I jumped into the game like it was yesterday. I was worried about chemicals leaking during inversions but only the final rinse/stabilizer leaks during C-41 process. I think that is do to the sudsy/foaming nature of this chemical. Easy to pour into and easy to pour out of without mess. I would definitely recommend to others. The reel stand is a little awkward to deal with in the dark while making sure it is in properly. This is very minor though.
    Date published: 2010-09-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well rounded product 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.
    Date published: 2011-08-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Best to opt' out of this one: 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.
    Date published: 2011-02-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing After getting back into home developing two years ago, I decided to go with what I knew. But this tank is not what I remembered from school. LOADS of leaking, so I had to use the spin method rather than inversion for developing. No biggie. But, the chemicals take FOREVER to drain out. I've tried fussing with this tank so much and the chemicals take a full 10-15 seconds to drain. Huge pain that requires some compensating for developing times. Finally, after just two years of medium use, the reels are starting bind so badly that I can't get a full roll of film on them in broad daylight.
    Date published: 2018-07-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok for 35 mm but don't use with 120 mm 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.
    Date published: 2011-05-29
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