Corn bales dot the landscape of this farm in Berks County, Pennsylvania. In my never ending quest to fine tune my film development workflow I switched to a Beseler 8x10 color print developing drum on a Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base for my 4x5 film development. I was getting uneven development always on a single sheet when I was trying the Mod54 insert in the older screw-top Paterson tank on the rotary base. Although the Beseler drum only handles four sheets at a time instead of the Mod54 six sheets, it is nearly foolproof and I've been able to use 80% less developer, stop bath, fixer and distilled water with each batch which is a huge advantage. I also have a Beseler 11X14 drum that takes eight sheets of 4x5 but I think I need to locate or fabricate a missing sheet spacer insert for that drum before I use it for developing. Going forward, the Mod54 insert will be used mostly for processing the double sided Fuji HRT-30 X-Ray film I still have left.
Sakai Toyo 5x7" large format metal field camera with 4x5" film back.
Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in Copal B shutter.
Arista EDU Ultra 200 (re-branded Fomapan) B&W Film, shot at ISO 160.
1/30th second at F32.
Developed in Adox Rodinal 1:50 dilution for 7 minutes, 20 seconds @ 20 degrees Celsius using Beseler 8x10 color print drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base.
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.