Densitometer questions

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by macandal, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. macandal

    macandal Member

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    Are densitometers for B&W film only? Or can they be used for color film too?

    I'm in the market for a densitometer and I want to know which one to get and how much to pay for it. I work in color and B&W (mostly 4x5 but other formats as well).

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  2. Photo Engineer

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    A B&W densitometer can often be used for color by using the right calibration, but some B&W meters are built only for B&W. A color meter may have a B&W mode. In other words, a color meter would have R/G/B and N. There is another thread going here on the same subject. You may be interested.

    PE