A few months ago, the machine at the local lab crapped out during a move and there hasn't been enough of a demand for processing for them to bring in the parts to repair it so.. yeah. Bermuda is now without a lab.
I've been shooting film a fair bit (yet to have anything developed, but I have a 1 gal ziplock bag filled with Portra 160/400H/Tri-X) and - whilst I know RPL/IndieFilmLab/FINDlab are options (in addition to a boatload of others) I was seriously considering doing it myself ..in the interest of saving money.
During my search for a possible DIY solution, I came across the Jobo set up and then, whilst researching that, the Phototherm Sidekick/Super Sidekick.
Does anyone have any experience with these? From what I've read (and even though it takes considerably longer) it only uses the chemicals needed for that batch, so volume is no longer a consideration just to process things.
Is it as easy as they make it sound?http://www.phototherm.com/sk8rh.html
I also have a BNIB (direct from Nikon around summer time) Coolscan 9000 which I have yet to use ._.