I am still accumulating equipment and I ran into 2 "deals". I'd like someone with more experience to advise me.
#1. MacBeth TD-929 densitometer. I plan on shooting mainly B&W, probably a lot of x-ray film. Asking $100.
Questions are, do I need a densitometer? If I do, is this the one? It comes with no accessories, will I need any?
I have never seen a densitometer, but I read about OP's on this forum talking about negative density all the time.
#2. I ran into a guy who has a 16x20 camera he bought at an auction. It is taking up 8 feet of his storage. Says it is from 1932. Has a lens, "size of a coffee can". It has a shutter that is activated by a bulb(can't remember the name of that type of shutter). He knows nothing about the lens and says that in the next day or two he will take pictures and I'll know more. It is located a long road trip from me, but I'll be in that area next weekend.
Question for the board, Is this something I should consider? Is there a market for an 16x20? I know that the lens could be valuable, and it may be garbage.
Any advice would be appreciated. I could probably get it for around $700.
I have not spent a penny yet, not until I get some expert opinions. THANKS in advance!