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Jobo Adjustable Reel for 35mm, 120 & 220 Film for 1500 Series Tanks

BH #JOR1500 • MFR #1501
Jobo Adjustable Reel for 35mm, 120 & 220 Film for 1500 Series Tanks
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Jobo 1501 Overview

The Jobo 1501 Adjustable Reel for 35mm, 120 & 220 film is made of heavy-duty plastic, and fits into the Jobo 1500 Series Tanks.

The 1501 reel features a clip that separates two 120 films from each other.

Jobo 1501 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.7 x 3.7 x 1.7"

Jobo 1501 Reviews

Much Easier to Load!

By Amelia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-06-29

I used these reels in high-school and prefer them much more to the ratcheting Paterson reels. I personally find them easier to load film onto. FOR LOADING 35MM Take the red tab off the reel! The tab is used to load two rolls of 120 film and will only get in the way when loading 35MM Film. FOR LOADING 120 If you're loading one roll of 120 film, you can leave the tab in place, but if you want to load two rolls on the same reel, pull the tab up, load the first roll, press the tab back down then load the second roll. The red tab will keep the film separated during development.

Not what I was expecting

By Claudia
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-19

Not happy with these. They are not the old-style and they are very hard to load film on.


By Edwin Rolando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-08


Practice makes perfect

By Phillip
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-07

I use the jobo tanks, therefore I use these reels. The flexibility that the jobo tanks provide is awesome, I can process anywhere from 1 to 5 rolls (35mm) or 1 to 6 rolls (120mm) at a time without wasted chemistry. Also, if you are using a jobo processor, you'll need to use these anyway. The reels take some getting used to, but now that I've got the hang of it they are fine. Loading 35mm is no sweat. The reals can be expanded to do 120 film, and you can do two rolls of 120 on each reel using the included tab. This takes some practice (read: it's a real pain at first), best to start with some burner rolls, outside of a dark bag, to get the feel of it down. But once you've got it, it's fine.

Reliable. easy

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-06-27

I recommend to serve long. The film is very convenient to fill

Love it and love using it

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2008-12-15

I use it for 35mm film processing. I like the fact it's easy to use and fast, especially the speed, I save a lot of time loading and unloading the films. The only con about it, with time the reels accumulate chemicals.

Poorly constructed - film gets stuck constantly!

By Connor
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

I have developed plenty of film rolls using the traditional Patterson reels, but when I got this one to develop my 120mm rolls, I quickly discovered that the film gets caught on the perpendicular spokes CONSTANTLY, leading to an incredibly frustrating and time-consuming loading experience. You can get it to work eventually by running your fingers along the top and bottom to push the film back in place, but you should just buy a different reel if you're looking to develop 120mm.

Jobo reel

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-29

Easy to load with a little practice. I now have 2 techniques for loading. Holds 2 rolls of 120. High quality product.

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will this reel fit in an older stainless steel ...

will this reel fit in an older stainless steel tank?
Asked by: John
Unfortunately, this will only work with Jobo 1500-series tanks.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-08-09

Is there a purpose for the red plastic part?

Is there a purpose for the red plastic part?
Asked by: Christopher
The red part is the clip to lock the reel into either the 35mm or 120 settings.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-07-19
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