agfa-gevaert D102 densitometer any knowledge wanted

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  1. bogeyes

    bogeyes Member

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    Late one night I made an impulse buy, it was an Agfa d102 densitometer on ebay for £10/$18. Does any one know how it works and what it can be used for. Have I bought a novelty doorstop?
     
  2. Steve Weston

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    Hi Bogeyes

    I to bought one of these densitometers a year or so ago and then couldn't figure it out. I contacted Agfa and they sent me an instruction sheet for their D103. I must admit though since then its been a bit of a door stop as i prefer to use the densitometer mode on my analyser pro.
    Steve.
     
  3. bogeyes

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    Steve , any chance of sending me a scan of the instruction sheet, basically I want to know how to measure reflected density/ transmission density. I cant work out how the meter can measure one or the other, does it just measure reflected density? Any information will be most appreciated.
     
  4. Allan Connery

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    Steve, could you send me a scan of the D103 instruction sheet as well? I have a D104 that I sort of know how to use, but I don't know how the advanced calibration feature works. (Haven't needed it so far, touch wood).

    Thanks,
    Allan
     
  5. Steve Weston

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    Hi Allen
    Sorry for the delay Iv'e been away for a couple of days. Certainly but I can't do anything until friday at the earliest.
    Regards
    Steve.
     
  6. GeorgesGiralt

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    Hi !
    I've, somewhere on my discs at home instructions for the D102 and D104.
    Contact me privatelly (as a reminder) and will search for you.
    Usage is straitforwad.
    There is a switch to go in reflexion or transmission.
    For transmission you've to put the neg in a light table, and measure it by pressing the button on the head.
    fr reflexion, pressing the button on the head, the measuring light will come on and the D102 will make the measurement.
    There are multi turn adjustable resistors to calibrate the unit, and that's all
     
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    HEllo Steve,

    it is a long time from your post, but I need too instructions for the D103, could you mail it me ?

    Thanks.

    Stéphane.
     
  8. jstalpaert

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    AGFA D102

    Could you please send me a copy of this maunual? jstalpaert@pandora.be. would be very much appreciated.

     
  9. perarnes

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    Hi Steve,
    Just bought the D 103 on eBay, but without manual. Please, could you mail me a copy of it?
    Thanks,
    Per Arne S.
     
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    Hi Steve,

    Sorry to jump on the bandwagon, but would also be very grateful if you could email me the instruction sheets too! Have just stumbled across one at the print company I now run and am curious to see it in action!

    Thanks and all the best,
    Chris.
     
  12. RalphLambrecht

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    i had two ofthese. thy work just fine as reflection and transmission densitometrs. they were sold as part of an agfa stat camerafor pre-press work. for transmission measurements you need a light source such as a ligh table for reflection he built-in light source is all that is needed. just aim the target in the foot stand ,push the head down and read the density off the led dsplay. my experience was that they are very accurate and repeatable. godd catch for that money. i sold mine for 100 gbp each!