My friend Matthew Hayes emailed me about this place in the morning. Having a night where my wife was dedicated to watching reality TV, I gave it a go. Very cool place. Good food, quirky crowd. Lots of color. I used my Rolleiflex 2.8F and Portra 160. I attempted some indoor shots but didn’t want to fuss with a tripod and only one was usable. It was my first time rotary processing. The images had a slight magenta cast that I fixed for the most part in Lightroom. I processed this roll at 104 degrees for 3.5 minutes thinking it would cool since I have a very basic roller purchased on ebay, no heating element.
I rotary processed another roll of Agfa Vista 200 shot with my Pentax Spotmatic and 50mm F 1.4 lens. This roll I processed at 85 degrees for 8 minutes 15 seconds. I didn’t have the color cast issue this time.
The roller is a 3D printed small contraption purchased on Ebay. It is expandable to accomodate large tanks. The three reel and double reel Paterson tanks work fine with it. Below is a video demonstrating it and from the video there is a link to the maker’s site. It’s simple and cheap although the price has gone up since I purchased it. He also makes some very nice 3D printed film clips.