The SP-445 compact 4×5 processing system is one of the top gear purchases I’ve made this year, full stop. It’s made the prospect of developing sheet film much more palatable: from something messy and stinky that filled me with trepidation, to something easy and straightforward. For someone without a proper darkroom, it’s very nearly perfect.
I got off work yesterday at 2:30pm and arrived home by 3:15 or so. I had a very brief nap, shot a quick unboxing video of the SP-445 and had it posted by 5:15. By 6:15, I had two negatives drying in the shower and was changing clothes to go mow the lawn. I expected …
Three, nearly four hours, a freshly mowed lawn, and a quick shower later, there are two 4×5 negatives, mostly dry, awaiting scanning (InshaAllah tomorrow), and a nicely dried, recently-used SP-445 4×5 processing tank chilling in the developing cabinet. How did it go?
The new SP-445 Compact 4×5 Film Processing System arrived today. Now to go shoot some film and test it out!