Back in Black!!

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by darinwc, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. darinwc

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    After 4 years without a wet darkroom, I made my first print last night.

    i was using a Omega D5500 and Ilford chemicals and paper.
    I mixed the chems using room temp distilled water and I didnt bother looking at the temp. it took me quite some time to get everything cleaned and setup to print. So I did not have much of time and energy left to print. But now that i have everything in its place, the next session will start much faster.

    Results? I was very pleased with the results. Attached is a scan of the print. This was a straight print, though it could have used some dodging. Original neg was a 4x5 taken with a Busch Pressman and a Xenar 150mm. (I no longer have these) Ilford FP4+ at ISO 100
     

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  2. Robert Hall

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    Awesome. Off to a great start!
     
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    Wonderful shot. Great family. My first wet print was also of my family. I hope you continue this hobby for many years.
     
  4. darinwc

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    I must say I generally like the D5500. Certainly an improvement over the rusty D2 I had but if anything stops working I'm sure I'll cuss it out.
     
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    Welcome back to wet darkroom work!
     
  6. Wade D

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    Congrats on the new darkroom...or welcome back to the dark side.
    I just set up my 1st darkroom in 23 years a few days ago. No prints yet,
    waiting for an order from Freestyle. Then the fun begins.