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    Good Film Development Timer?

    I'm setting up my film-only darkroom and wondering what to get for a nice timer to do tray processing with? I could get the standard GraLab but are there other good options? It would be nice to have something legible but not fogging... I don't have a lot of space to keep the timer far away from the film itself.

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    Re: Good Film Development Timer?

    I use a wristwatch.

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    Re: Good Film Development Timer?

    What are those?

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    Re: Good Film Development Timer?

    I have a digital clock with red numbers with a number of red filter over the front. It's only visible in the dark and only when one looks directly at it.
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    Re: Good Film Development Timer?

    I can recommend the RH Designs Process timer.

    It uses red LED's which can be dimmed and is programmable with 9 steps for 9 different programmes.

    It also has audible warnings for each 30 seconds and a the countdown for the last 10 seconds.

    Mike

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    Re: Good Film Development Timer?

    iphone + massive dev chart app ... it gives you sounds to indicate when to agitate. it works great for roll and rotary, not sure for tray development as I've never done that.

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    Re: Good Film Development Timer?

    Quote Originally Posted by urs0polar View Post
    iphone + massive dev chart app ... it gives you sounds to indicate when to agitate. it works great for roll and rotary, not sure for tray development as I've never done that.
    +1

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    Re: Good Film Development Timer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Woods View Post
    I have a digital clock with red numbers with a number of red filter over the front. It's only visible in the dark and only when one looks directly at it.
    And it can be set up to compensate for temperature variation and factorial development.

    Nick

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    Re: Good Film Development Timer?

    I use something like this for print processing:

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3766193

    The LCD can be seen under safelights.

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