The JOBO 1500 series is the equivalent to the Paterson or AP range of tanks
Whilst more costly than Paterson or AP, both the tank itself, and the Jobo reels, are more robust and better designed and capable of inversion or rotary development. They may also be upgraded with the magnet attachment, for use in the Jobo CPE and CPP Processors.
The 1540 Uni tank consists of the Jobo 1530 extension module together with the 1510 tank. Its closest equivalent in the Paterson range are the 3 or 5 reel tanks as it is capable of accepting 4 rolls of 35mm – the important difference: The Jobo reels are capable of taking 2 x 120 films onto 1 reel, which is not possible with Paterson or AP reels. Therefore it is possible to process 4 x 120 films in the Jobo 1540 as, with the reels expanded, 2 reels will fit into the tank. Supplied complete with 1 reel. As with Paterson and AP tanks, the primary and preferred method of agitation is by inversion, however the Jobo 1500 series tanks can be upgraded for rotary agitation, which saves on chemistry.
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Jobo are one of the oldest and most respected names in darkroom tools and equipment. Still a family business, their products are made in Gummersbach, Germany, to very high standards and whilst often more costly than equivalent products from other manufacturers, the excellent design and quality are the reason for this – they are in a class above and will give many years of service.