Anyone in NY would like to do an Adorama errand for me?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Michel Hardy-Vallée, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Michel Hardy-Vallée

    Michel Hardy-Vallée Membership Council Council

    Messages:
    4,350
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Montréal (QC
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Adorama has that policy that they will have no shipping costs below 25$ for some reason that the clerks themselves seem to ignore. Living in Canada, I'd like to buy from them a 75mm gelatin CC40Y filter for my cold light source, but if I order direct from them it means I'm paying as much for shipping as for the item, which is ludicrous in this particular case given that normal surface mail would be nary a buck. I've been unable to find similar items at Calumet, the 'Bay, etc.

    So does anybody feel like they'd like to make an errand for me the next time they go to Adorama and arrange for money issues with me by PM? If someone has a spare CC40Y, that would be another solution for me.
     
  2. Helen B

    Helen B Member

    Messages:
    1,557
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Location:
    Hell's Kitch
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I'd be happy to do that when they re-open after Passover.

    Best,
    Helen
     
  3. titrisol

    titrisol Member

    Messages:
    1,671
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Location:
    Rotterdam
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    you are right, full moon on thusrday!
    passover=easter
     
  4. Michel Hardy-Vallée

    Michel Hardy-Vallée Membership Council Council

    Messages:
    4,350
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Montréal (QC
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Thanks a lot Helen! Peter Schrager has offered his services to me by PM, so I'll be in touch with you if it doesn't work out.
     
  5. roteague

    roteague Member

    Messages:
    6,671
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Location:
    Kaneohe, Haw
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    They are not the same thing.
     
  6. Nick Zentena

    Nick Zentena Member

    Messages:
    4,677
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Location:
    Italia
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    You can't find a CC filter in Canada? Okay I haven't looked either. Why not look at a Roscolux filter instead? I know you can find those in Canada. At least Rosco has a list of Canadian sources. From the sound of it you're just looking at putting some yellow in there.

    Even if you decide to get it from the US a 20"x24" sheet might be less then a 75mm CC filter.
     
  7. Helen B

    Helen B Member

    Messages:
    1,557
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Location:
    Hell's Kitch
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Yes, Rosco make CalColor in 15Y, 30Y, 60Y and 90Y. Much cheaper than a gelatin filter.

    Best,
    Helen
     
  8. Michel Hardy-Vallée

    Michel Hardy-Vallée Membership Council Council

    Messages:
    4,350
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Montréal (QC
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Nick, believe me, I have looked! The store clerks don't even know anymore what's a Wratten filter or a CC filter...

    I checked the Rosco page, and their filters are designed to be used on light sources themselves. Would that cause any problem in an enlarger setup? Also, they don't have 40Y, only 30Y. Is the difference significant enough?
     
  9. Nick Zentena

    Nick Zentena Member

    Messages:
    4,677
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Location:
    Italia
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    http://www.vistek.ca/details/details.aspx?WebCode=167472

    Vistek has at least one. Not the one you want but they must be able to order whatever one you need. OTOH at that price it's cheaper to buy a new enlarger. Yikes.

    If you use the filter above the negative the Roscos will be fine. Is it yellow enough? No idea.
     
  10. Ronald Moravec

    Ronald Moravec Member

    Messages:
    1,266
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Location:
    Downers Grov
    For $100 you can order the V54 tube and you will have what you need.

    Rosco makes a 1/2 green that will do the same as a yellow. Cut a circle and add over the diffuser and under the tube. Use two layers if necessary

    Or just print using stronger grades of yellow or green to lower contrast. No filter will get maximum contrast. Cut up the sheet of Roscoe and make packs of 1 sheet, 2 sheets, etc. Lay a pack above the negative

    Calumet sells Roscoe in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and full green. The stuff is cheap. A 40 cc gel in a large enough size will be a king`s randsome.
     
  11. gr82bart

    gr82bart Subscriber

    Messages:
    5,302
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Michel,

    If you are going to the APUG Conference you can get gelatin filters at Vistek and Henry's in Toronto. Well, Vistek's for sure, that's where I got mine just this year.

    Regards, Art.
     
  12. Michel Hardy-Vallée

    Michel Hardy-Vallée Membership Council Council

    Messages:
    4,350
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Montréal (QC
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Word, you are right Art. Vistek has some Lee CC40Y polyester. I must admit I am fascinated by the great unknown that is our country...
     
  13. Michel Hardy-Vallée

    Michel Hardy-Vallée Membership Council Council

    Messages:
    4,350
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Montréal (QC
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Peter Schrager just mailed me his CC40Y so I won't be needing your good help folks, so thanks a lot Helen for your kind heart, and thanks to all the other who came up with useful tips!
     
  14. titrisol

    titrisol Member

    Messages:
    1,671
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Location:
    Rotterdam
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    yes, but they both come at the same time....
    1st full moon aftetr the spring equinox.

    Not trying to make this a religious war but one is based on the other