Jobo 2509 into 2518

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by tim o'brien, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I just received a couple of used 2509 sheet film reels. I want to turn
    one of them into a 2518 holder to process 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 film. The
    added benifit looks like I might be able to use the 9x12 setting for 3
    1/4 x 4 1/4 film.

    It looks like th eeasiest way to modify the reel is to remove the
    inner click part of the moving reel, shave down the flange on the hub
    of the black part of that reel then glue the two parts back together
    again, keeping everything in perfect alignment rotationally. Has
    anyone done this type modification before (outside of Jobo) and if so,
    am I on the right track?

    Second, if I do this, it seems the two parts are already glued
    together. Anyone know a way to safely separate the two parts without
    disolving the plastic reel part? I would hate to use acetone or
    something on it and watch my reel disolve into silly putty.

    Thank you.

    tim in san jose
  2. Tim;

    I have several 2509s and they are adjustable through 3 sheet film sizes including 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 film. I see no 2518 in my catalogs, only a 2517 for 70 mm film in long lengths.

    The film holders I have use detents to click into 3 different film positions and hold up to 6 sheets of any one of those sizes with 4x5 being the largest.

    Ron Mowrey
  3. My 2509N handle 6cmx9cm but not 2 1/4 x3 1/4. The 2518 is I guess the discontinued reel for 2.25"x3.25"
  4. A little history...

    The 2509 will not handle 2 1/4 x 3 1/4, only 6x9. Jobo America modified a bunch of these to fit 2x3 and sold them as a 2518, now discontinued. I want to take one of my 2509s and cut it down about 3/16 inch to fit the 2x3 film. It also looks if I do this, it will accomidate 3x4 film in the 9x12 position.

    tim in san jose

    That's a posting by Ken Owen who at the time was working at Jobo. If he claims it's possible then I have no doubt it is.
  6. Thanks for the correction.

    I didn't know that about the 2518. And here all along, I thought my 2509s would handle the English measurement films.

    Ron Mowrey

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