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    Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    I have been using the Gralab but wonder if there si a more accurate and reliable alternative ? What is your experience?

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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    beware of used timers, I have a box of spare junk, I keep for parts

    I have bought more than one right here on this forum that did not keep time, no I did not send them back

    I bought a new Gralab 300 20 years ago for another usage, it still works fine

    An older 300 I fixed and use

    Beseler Digi-Timer Enlarging Timer is working well

    Darkroom fumes corrode many things

    Tryed a metronome...
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    The Zone VI compensating enlarging timer is one of the best investments I have ever made. We have only window air-conditioners in the summer, and the timer evens out the power fluctuations that used to drive me batty. Whenever my cold light head finally gives out, I am only hopeful that, unless another becomes suddenly available, someone by then will have started producing a moderately priced LED diffusion head that either uses the same sensor apparatus, or doesn't need one.
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    love my time o lite!

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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    I use a Gralab 450 with my Focomat V35 and a very old EPOI PrintRol with my Beseler 4x5. The LF enlarger has an Aristo VCL4500 cold light head on it so choice of an electronic timer is a consideration.

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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ron View Post
    love my time o lite!
    +1!
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    Love the Time-O-Lite

    but I have 3 that don't work!

    and that's why I have 3, they are so cool..................................................................looking
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    Quote Originally Posted by Torontoamateur View Post
    I have been using the Gralab but wonder if there si a more accurate and reliable alternative ? What is your experience?
    Alternatives? Almost anything! I use an RH Analyze Pro on my DeVere's. If you don't want an f-stop timer, then I'd use one of the LPL timers or for cold light heads a Metrolux II!

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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    Time o lite with a foot pedal. When I was a lab rat it stayed at 5 seconds, never moved. It made everything simple and direct. Great for selective burning, too.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    All my enlargers have dedicated timers, built-in to the power supplies.
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