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    Re: tray developing: which timer?

    I looked for a Gralab, but they seem to be sold only in the USA. I thought about one of the light-tight trays, but eventually I've bought a timer. This one 192645 which is available in Europe and...
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    Re: tray developing: which timer?

    Wow, lots of suggestions and ideas. Thanks everybody. I think I 'd like to get one of those light tight trays. I have to find a suitable one in Italy (that's where I live). Alternately I may stick to...
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    Re: tray developing: which timer?

    Extremely interesting, thanks very much
    Luigi
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    tray developing: which timer?

    Hi everybody,
    I do much of my film developing in trays, in complete darkness. I have to check the time for proper agitation, so a simple acoustic timer won't do. Is there a timer which shows the...
  5. How to open the front cell of a 360mm apo ronar?

    How to open it?
    I managed to unscrew the front group, but it seems there is no way to separate the two components of the front group. Are they stuck together?
    Please help: I desire to remove...
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    Re: omega lens cones produce reflection

    Here are two images to show the effect (hope it is visible) and the inside of the cone that is matt painted black
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    omega lens cones produce reflection

    Hi everybody.
    Last year I bought an Omega enlarger at a reasonable price. Now I'm fighting with lens cones. I use both 135 and 150 mm lens and luckily manage prints with a single lens cone (the one...
  8. Thread: jobo 4531

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    jobo 4531

    hello. Can a Jobo 4531 accept a 2509n reel?
    Thanks. Luigi:confused:
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    film tests how to?

    Hello. I'm going to run tests fp4+, hp5+ and delta 100 for the correct sensibility, n+1 and n-1 developments (procedure as described in A.Adams books). I usually use 4x5 and 8x10 formats for my...
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    Re: open tray developing times

    thank you everybody:)
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    open tray developing times

    Hello everybody. So far I have developed FP4+ (4X5") in Ilford ID11 following the times suggested by ILFORD. I have always used a Jobo daylight tank.
    Now I want to turn to developing in trays. ...
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    Re: new 8x10 enlarger

    I managed to find a heat absorbing screen and bought compact fluorescent lights. I was impressed by the detail that these new ones are "fast start" lights. This means that they can be used with a...
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    Re: new 8x10 enlarger

    As I promised, here are some pixtures:
    1) the enlarger in all its splendour;
    2) the rail
    3) the effect of heat on a sheet of plastic
    4) the 4x4 grid of lights

    :D quigon
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    Re: new 8x10 enlarger

    I visited the site of Aristo industry and I discovered that an 8x10 cold light head only costs $ 2538.
    I don't want to upset :( anybody, but I spent less than 100 euros till now (not including the...
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    Re: new 8x10 enlarger

    Thanks everybody!
    I can't show any pictures for now, as I own no digital camera, (I'll borrow a friend's).

    Anyway, the arrangement of the bulbs is 4x4. Each bulb is 40w. Between bulb and bulb...
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    new 8x10 enlarger

    hi everybody. I have finished to build an 8x10 b/w enlarger. I used the book by Ansel Adams as a guide. It is horizontal. I used a couple of opal plastic layers for diffusing the light of 16 normal...
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    Re: manual for pentax spotmeter III

    thanks Nick, I found a couple of instruction manuals (two different types of spotmeter but practically the same as spotmeter III) on the Pentax USA website.
    Quigon
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    manual for pentax spotmeter III

    hi I've just bought a Pentax spotmeter III. Where can I find a manual for it?
    thanks
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    apo ronar 300 as an enlarger lens

    hi everybody
    is it possible to use a Rodenstock apo ronar 300mm as an enlarging lens, and is it a reasonable idea?
    thanks
  20. Thread: apo ronar 780

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    Re: apo ronar 780

    I'm new, but I see there's lots of friends out there. Thanks everybody.
  21. Thread: apo ronar 780

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    Re: apo ronar 780

    thank you Jack. It really seems I still have to get accustomed to this new format.
  22. Thread: apo ronar 780

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    apo ronar 780

    hi! I'm quite new to LF. I bought a Toyo field 4x5 and a Sinar F 4x5. Now I've found an apo ronar 780, but can't find any information about its image circle, history, price, etc.
    Can anybody help?...
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