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    Re: Ilford Safelight 908 for development by inspection - did I get a bad one?

    Possibly the 917 IR transmitting one? You could try contacting Ilford, they might know what it is.

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    Re: Ilford Safelight 908 for development by inspection - did I get a bad one?

    Ilford certainly don't list a safelight with the designation 7475. See here: https://www.ilfordphoto.com/amfile/f...roduct_id/613/

    If your eyes are otherwise good, then I would surmise you have something else besides the #908. I second the suggestion to contact Ilford, maybe they can clear things up quickly.

    Doremus

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    Re: Ilford Safelight 908 for development by inspection - did I get a bad one?

    Light adaptation of the eyes can easily take up to half an hour, and might not be worth very much depending on your eyes and your age. Also note the point made by another poster about not looking directly at the 'target' -- the sides of the area of vision work better in the dark than the centre, due to the distribution of the light-sensitive cells.

    Apart from the questionable filter, what is the Wattage and type of bulb in the safelight? It 'should' be a 15W incandescent bulb.

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    Re: Ilford Safelight 908 for development by inspection - did I get a bad one?

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinP View Post
    Light adaptation of the eyes can easily take up to half an hour, and might not be worth very much depending on your eyes and your age. Also note the point made by another poster about not looking directly at the 'target' -- the sides of the area of vision work better in the dark than the centre, due to the distribution of the light-sensitive cells.

    Apart from the questionable filter, what is the Wattage and type of bulb in the safelight? It 'should' be a 15W incandescent bulb.
    hello, yes the wattage is correct, 15w old type incandenscent tungsten filament.
    I will contact RK photographic in the uk who have a few in store (none marked 7475) and have been around for a while, and i will also check with Ilford.
    Hopefilly they will respond. i am really intrigued by this now, if not a little peeved that i bought (on ebay...) something that is almost certainly not what it is supposed to be.
    will report back when I know more, might be useful as reference ifo for other forum members in the future.
    till later then
    alex

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