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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    I need to reorganize my darkroom and try and recrute younger people to teach them darkroom. Our times are lazy and people that never have seen a nice silver print think that Silver Efftects Pro and and Epson make "awesome" prints.

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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    Nice going, Luis. My mentor has a 5108 and I'm going to use it to print 4x10 negatives. I even got a power cable from RH Designs that goes between the 5108 and the RH Designs f stop timer. It's nifty.

    Yeah, Gudmundur, show people some real silver prints. I'm tired of hearing how inkjet has surpassed silver. I just don't see it.

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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    Thanks Larry, do you have your 138 working the way you want it? I my have to store my Durst if I decide to set up the DeVere. I'll just have to wait and see which one I prefer to print with. I'm having an adaptor board made for the Devere to let me mount my Lapla mounted lenses on it. That way I don't have to get all new Devere lens boards!

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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    Big decision but you search for a 8x10. You cannot go wrong with a DeVere.
    What head will you have?
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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    I've been having fun printing with an Ilford 500 head and an adaptor box. I've been meaning to start a thread on my setup. Ginette (Hi!) helped by providing the dimensions of the box and Jay from NewVisionPhoto on eBay got the box fabricated. I'm grateful for their help!

    Working with the densitometer function in the RH Designs Analyzer 500 has been enlightening. I can nail a good print right away, no test strips. After that, it's easy to see where you can go with a print. I know the timer will soon pay for itself in paper savings.

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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    Ginette, it has the Dichroimat head. It looks like a relatively new unit, will see how it works when I pick it up. L

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    Larry, is the Ilford head 4x5 or 5x7? Have never used the RH timer. How does the analyser work? This one has the DeVere timer, so I guess I'll use that for right now.

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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis-F-S View Post
    It looks like a relatively new unit, ...
    Wow!

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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    The lab I use has two 5108's and 3 504 DeVeres that they'll be getting rid of at some point. Haven't been used in 10 or so years. Unfortunately, all have closed loop heads, or I'd get one of those, but I really want the manual dichromat head. I'm sure I'll pick up some "spare parts" when they decide to get rid of them. I'll post when those are ready to go in case someone wants to make a trip to the Big Easy.

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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    I have the same colour head on mine but it has a relay unit attached to the side that allows the fans to remain running for an adjustable time after the exposure or when it's been on for focussing etc.

    Ian

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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    Make sure to check max contrast. DeVere's have the filters between the halogen and the heat reflecting glass. The filters do fade. When I replaced them on my 504, max contrast jumped up a full grade.
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