Cleaning enlarger lens

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by naaldvoerder, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. naaldvoerder

    naaldvoerder Member

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    Today i cleaned my enlarger lenses with Zeiss cleaning fluid. This resulted in a measered increase in contrast range from 1,26 to 1,49 on a 11 step stepwedge. I knew smoking is a dirty habbit.........:mad:


    Jaap Jan
     
  2. Dave Dawson

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    Yes but when your dead it doesn't matter what the contrast range is:tongue:

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    Just be thankful some of us are subsidizing your taxes.....at least for a little while..:D:D

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    I'm not sure. I think smoking costs society more than is made up in taxes. I know my health insurance rates are higher because people smoke. Probably my taxes for the medicare/medicaid crowd of smokers too.

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    On second thought you might be saving me money by dying earlier and not using up social security. :D
     
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    I just bought a load of darkroom equipment from an older gent who is a life long pipe smoker. The lenses were a mess but everything was coated with a sticky brown film. I spent several hours using the darkroom sink to clean everything. The next day I was very sick. I think it was nicotine poisoning I got through my skin. I don't see how he was printing with those lenses.
     
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    Yeah, but blowing smoke on a print highlight can bring it down nicely.
     
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    Nito-tone?
     
  8. Ronald Moravec

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    You you see it all over the darkroom. Think what the insde of your body looks like !

    In addition to yuor lungs, it damages your eyes, makes your skin age and wrinke, and raises blood pressure causing heart attacks and stroke. I sure a doctor could name a few more things like emphasema and ling cancer.

    But keep it up. modern medicine is wonderful.
     
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    Thanks, Ronald, for showing your concerns. I am medicaly trained so I'm aware of the adverse effects of smoking. Being an amateur printer I wasn't yet aware of the risks to my enlarger lenses up till now.....

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    What about living in a polluted city. Can we sue anyone for that?