Paterson Multi-Reel 8 Tank (Super System 4)

BH #PAT358 • MFR #PTP118
Paterson Multi-Reel 8 Tank (Super System 4)
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Paterson PTP118 Overview

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.

Holds up to eight 35mm or 126 rolls, six 127 rolls, or five 120/220 rolls.

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

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.
UPC: 223610100735

Paterson PTP118 Specs

Format8 x 35mm/126 Film Rolls
6 x 120/127/220 Film Rolls
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.4 x 5.9 x 5.6"
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Can you use two MOD54's in this tank?

Can you use two MOD54's in this tank?
Asked by: Paul
Yes, you could fit two MOD54s in the Multi Reel 8 tank.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2020-08-11

Will the catlabs 8x10 reel work in this tank?

Will the catlabs 8x10 reel work in this tank?
Asked by: Sherman
Good question. The CatLABS 8x10 reel can hold 3 sheets of film and is designed to fit into a (much more expensive) Jobo Multitank 5. That tank appears to have a larger inside dimension than the Paterson tank. I'm using a 20th Century Camera QL81-P 8x10 Quick Load 2 Sheet Film Reel and though it was designed for the 5 reel Paterson tank, it works fine in this 8 reel tank.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-02-01


Does the multi 8 system come with the center column, or is it sold seperately?
Asked by: Aaron D.
it comes with centre column
Answered by: Paul G.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is the lid leaking when the tank is inverted? Thank you!
Asked by: ALEX
No it does not.I use mine for Semi Stand development. So a minimal amount of inversions.You might want to ask someone who processes the way you would want to use it.Hope this helps.
Answered by: John F.
Date published: 2018-08-27


So, does this come with the center column???
Asked by: Wynne
Yes, it does. You get the top, funnel, tube, and something you can put at the top of the funnel to agitate as well. The reels are not included. Sorry for the delayed response. I'm just catching up on my emails.
Answered by: Kim D.
Date published: 2018-08-27


How many millilitres does it take to fill the Multi-Reel 8 Tank?
Asked by: Anonymous
The standard rule of thumb is 10 oz (300 ml) for each 35 mm plastic reel, or 2400 ml or 80 oz. It's a good idea to add a little more chemistry than that. Even if you have 7 rolls of film, you must add the 8th reel and the chemistry to reflect 8 reels to make sure no light leaks in the gap.Or, you may use 5 rolls of 120 film to fill this tank. Each reel requires 500 ml (17 oz), for 5 rolls 2.5 liters (85 oz). Any other combination of 120 and 35: before loading, stack your reels and make sure the funnel locks in place. If too high, the funnel won't lock in place. Don't do it. You won't have a tight seal and you will leak light and fog your film, or worse.
Answered by: Kim D.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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