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Attention : Le Lab-Box ne peut pas être utilisé avec des films qui ont une base de film P.E.T.. Les 120 films en rouleau et les films 35mm avec une telle base peuvent à peine ou pas être chargés dans les modules du Lab-Box. Actuellement, les films suivants ont une base de film P.E.T. : JCH 400, Rollei Infrared, Rollei 80s, Rollei 400s, Fomapan 100, Fomapan 200, Fomapan 400, Bergger Pancro 400 et CatLABS X 80.
The Lab-Box is the spiritual successor of the Agfa Rodinax and is a modern take on the daylight developing tank with a many improvements to make film developing even easier. The Lab-Box first saw the light of day (pun intended) as as Kickstarter funding project by our Italian-Swiss colleagues Ars-Imago more then two years ago. The project turned out to be very successful and despite some delays along the way, now finally reaches the general public.
Lab-Box is a multi-format film developing tank that allows you to develop film from start to end, in full day light, bypassing the need to load the rolls in the dark and hereby make film developing much easier and quicker. Develop your films anywhere, anytime.
Thanks to the two interchangeable modules and its multi-format reel, the tank can be used for both 35mm and 120 film.
Loading the film
This version includes the standard 135 module for development of all 35mm films. This module has a built-in film slot in which the 35mm cartridge is positioned and locked in. The film is then hooked to a metal clip so it can slide correctly into the film guide. As soon as the film is positioned correctly, the lid can be closed to start loading the film onto the reel by rotating the outer knob. Once fully loaded, an integrated cutter blade will then cut the film, separating it from its cartridge.
Development and agitation
As soon as the film is loaded onto the film reel, the actual developing can start by pouring the chemicals into the tank at the frontal part of the lid. Lab-Box allows you to partially or fully submerge the reel into the chemicals, so you can experiment with different kinds of agitation (continuous or intermittent) . Once the chemicals are inside the tank, it is possible to agitate them as required by rotating the outer knob which will turn the reel, allowing correct movement of liquids, for a uniform development. Emptying the tank is as easy as filing it, and can be done by pouring out the Lab-Box as chemicals also leave the frontal part of the lid.
Universal and modular: with one tank it is possible to develop both 35mm and 120 film rolls, simply by switching the loading module of the Lab-Box.
Compact and portable: its compact size allows for easy carrying, in a bag or a backpack.
Quick and easy: film rolls can be loaded and developed in daylight, through an intuitive and simple process.
Versatile and professional: it is perfectly suitable for beginners, but will also meet the needs of more experienced photographers, offering the possibility to experiment with different developing processes.
Modern design: Lab-Box is a project by ars-imago and is design by VIVO Design Studio (Rome, Italy). Following a careful test-and-review process, ars-imago has optimized the final size of the tank and simplify its construction, in order to deliver an object that is both sturdy and easy to use. Lab-Box is available in three colors: orange, green and black.