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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    At home, I have music playing continuously, silence is deafening

    Not muzak, as I have a fantastic community radio station, which I support with a few $

    Also in DR and love darkness, so peaceful, I always feel great after a session

    However when riding my bikes wind and birdsong is sufficient

    I bought new cars without radios many times
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    I use a "Talking Stopwatch" app on my phone. You can tell it how often you want the app to tell you the time. I use it for my film agitations. I think everyone's phones go dark after 30 sec or so, depending how you set yours up.

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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    A phone is another thing I go to the darkroom to avoid.

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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    This app could be of use to you:

    https://www.devitapp.org/

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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Also youtube has many videos with countdowns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhmnroMjjHs

    Audio can be downloaded and played in the smartphone.

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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Quote Originally Posted by Raghu Kuvempunagar View Post
    This app could be of use to you:

    https://www.devitapp.org/
    That is the one I use too, it's nice, put yourscreen at the lowst brightness, and point it were the light cannot harm.

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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Indeed. Be careful where you aim or place anything even slightly illuminated. Light can always harm if film in the tray is in a position to "see" it. I just don't buy, "it's never happened to me" talk. That's like saying you've never gotten rabies, so there's no need to worry if a dog is foaming at the mouth or not. I learned that the hard way after the deep shadow values in some 4x5 early TMax mountain negs that were quite strenuous to acquire in the first place got fogged by luminous timer hands clear across the room. Never again.

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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    No phones, computers or tablets in my DR

    If I fall, I will either crawl to one or die happy
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    I use a DLG compensating timer (as I no longer have my old Zone VI compensating timer). It has a red LED display, but it's on a shelf where there is no line-of-site between the display and the development tanks. Yet, I still set the LED display on the dim setting, just because I like belts and suspenders.
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