Densitometer for X-Ray , can it be used ?

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  1. lhalcong

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    Can an X-Ray film densitometer be used also to measure density for Photographic Film ? even though it was not specifically design for photography. My educated guess says NO , but I dont know how different is X-Ray film from photo film in terms of measuring density. my Purpose: I am looking for a cheap densitometer that will allow me to learn, test and play with the Zone System .

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    Can't see why not. Isn't a transmission densitometer measures much light is transmitted through a medium on a logarithmic scale?
     
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    Should work fine - unless it is one of those fancy ones that reads a whole sensitometer test strip at once.
     
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    Yes. I have two densitometers. A Macbeth and RH design. Both work fine on xray. I use the Macbeth because it has colour channels so that I can accurately read xray negs that have been developed in pyrocat.
     
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    If you post the Ebay listing on APUG, you might have it snatched out from under you :wink: