Carlson Sharpshooter

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Frank R, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Frank R

    Frank R Subscriber

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    I was just asked by the owner of a printing firm if anyone here needed a Carlson Sharpshooter.

    This type of equipment is beyond my expertise. It sounds like a combination timer and densitometer.

    Can anybody here shed some light? This thing is going to the dump along with the remains of an old process camera.
     
  2. Nicholas Lindan

    Nicholas Lindan Advertiser Advertiser

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    Been a while, but, TTBOMR it is a combination densitometer and exposure integrator (though it could be a timer) and was used with a process camera to shoot negatives for making printing plates. I think the 'sharp' referred to getting very sharp dots by optimizing the exposure when screening photographs.

    The alt-process folks are the ones to contact, they do use them.