It looks like I will be taking delivery of my green monster in about a month. Another month later and I may have a lens. Figure one more month for holders, film, paper, chemestry, meter, printing frame.......etc. For the forseeable future I will be making B&W contact prints of which I have made one 4x5 under an enlarger (and that was decades ago).
Let us digress even a bit more here. I live in a FEMA trailer, so space is at an incredable premium. Thus, I've pretty much concluded that a Unicolor drum (or two) is pretty much in my future for both film and paper. I'm thinking FP4+ and DD-X recalling a recommendation from Ralph.
We are talking bare bulb paper exposure here. The Kentmere Bromide/130 combination looks promising a as printing medium but i could really use some advice there. I mostly hit upon this as I used to love Kodabromide for enlarging and there is bomide in the name (have I mentioned the "dummies" part yet?). I'm thinking that enlarging paper may be too fast and difficult to control.
So can someone tell me how I am messing up so far? And while you're at it tell me all about contact printing in 8x10 :=P or point me toward some resources.