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    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    Let me know what how it goes; I am exploring NV goggles myself and am reluctant to purchase if I cannot get some correction for my ageing eyes.
    Kino
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    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    I went to the optician today. The optician told me that he can make my nearsighted lenses in about 20 minutes and the cost is about 30,000 South Korean won(about $22).
    I will go again in a few days.
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    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    Quote Originally Posted by younghoon Kil View Post
    I went to the optician today. The optician told me that he can make my nearsighted lenses in about 20 minutes and the cost is about 30,000 South Korean won(about $22).
    I will go again in a few days.
    Will these be mounted in the night vision unit or be a separate pair of glasses?
    Kino
    We never have time to do it right, but we always seem to have time to do it again...

  4. #34

    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    I will put a pair of eyeglasses that are customized to my vision inside a rubber eyecup.
    And I'm going to use gaffer tape or something to secure it.
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    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    younghoon Kil, I've had a look around and although you didn't give a direct link for what you purchased, can you tell me if this is basically what you have?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/22490553...3ABFBM9Lmph8hj

    The only issue I have is that the price in Australian dollars is about $450, which is not at this stage feasible, although as the feeling in my hands keeps getting worse, it may be the only option I have.

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    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    This is what I used when operating my Colenta AT60 developing machine.
    In the Colenta the films had to be attached on the reels with small red plastic clips. These clips, on very rare occasions, jumped off and blocked the evacuation valve from closing which made the chemicals be dumped right the way they entered the processing chamber.
    Then I had to open the machine's lid and try to pick that clip and again attach the film's end on the reel, all in complete darkness.
    So I bought a used IR viewer from the AGFA-Gevaert factory in Mortsel, it's an old '80s one eye goggle, but it does the job perfectly, later I got a more modern LED strip IR light which turns my darkroom into a fully sun lightened balcony but only to be seen through the IR viewer.
    I still use it for developing film in open bath, and cutting down 13x18cm sheet film into small 2"x3" sheets for the Grafmatic 23 film holder.

    I only had to mount it on a construction site helmet...

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    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Fagan View Post
    younghoon Kil, I've had a look around and although you didn't give a direct link for what you purchased, can you tell me if this is basically what you have?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/22490553...3ABFBM9Lmph8hj

    The only issue I have is that the price in Australian dollars is about $450, which is not at this stage feasible, although as the feeling in my hands keeps getting worse, it may be the only option I have.
    It's Nightfox Red. This is a discontinued product.
    Compared to the Swift 2 Pro, the Red only has a 940nm IR LED, and no 850nm IR LED. And the Swift 2 Pro has a more comfortable headstrap. But the Red's headstrap is comfortable enough for me.

    - https://int.nightfoxstore.com/produc...vision-goggles

    I chose Red because of optical magnification 1x, IR wavelength 940nm, Screen resolution 480x360(recording resolution is 1080p), screen brightness control, and headstrap.
    When I bought it from eBay two weeks ago, there were 3-4 Nightfox Red(open box) and it was about $100-$130.

    p.s. The LCD screen is slightly out of focus to my eyes, but it doesn't really bother me. Anyway, I am planning to order 40.5mm diopter lenses (+1, +2, and +4) from AliExpress.

    - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001289999286.html

    p.s.2. And I turn off the Red's 940nm IR LEDs and use this 940nm IR flashlight instead.

    - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003628004997.html

    p.s.3. 1080p video has a little noise, but it's surprisingly sharp.

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    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    I need something to cut large format film down and not lose a finger in the process.

    How is the working distance? What do you think is the minimum focus distance and is the field of view wide enough to encompass, say a paper cutter?
    Kino
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    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    younghoon Kil, many thanks for the links.

    I'm chasing up something in Germany at the moment, if that doesn't come off I'll pursue what you have given me.

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    Re: Nightvision goggles for developing film?

    These goggles have a field of view of 46 degrees.
    The washing machine shown in this photo is 50-60cm away from me.
    The size of the top of the washing machine is approximately 59 x 46 cm.
    I cut A4 paper with goggles on, but it felt like I was cutting without goggles.

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