Finding Safelight Filter

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by David Hall, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. David Hall

    David Hall Member

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    Howdy all...

    I have a Premiere safelight, a little 5x7 rectangle with removeable filters. I need a dark green one, and can't find one anywhere. Does anyone use this light for DBI? I could switch to the bullet kind, which does have green filters available; I just would hate to buy a new light and filter if I don't have to.

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  2. Donald Miller

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    I bought a couple of filters from Kodak...then I had them cut down to the correct size. The problem that I encountered is that the filter coloration is brought about by a plastic overlay of the glass underneath and this makes getting a good even cut difficult.
     
  3. Jorge

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    I have a Hansa safelight glass #5 for panchromatic filter for my premier. Fit great and is what I use for DBI. Maybe you can contact Premier and get one that fits as I think Hansa is out of business...
     
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    I have the bullet and the #3 I got from Camera Co\Op. That is one of Jorge's prior employees.


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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (lee @ Feb 9 2003, 02:25 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> I have the bullet and the #3 I got from Camera Co\Op. That is one of Jorge's prior employees.


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    Yep!! as a matter of fact I found the filter I use in their old and orphans bin one day I was bored and we had no customers.
     
  6. lee

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    Mine is a brand new one that Carol sold me for 8 dollars or some such. That was all the loose dollars I had on me at the time.



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    Yep...probably came from the same box...
     
  8. David Hall

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    I am told Premiere doesn't make one. Is there something of the right shade or density I can just cut down to 5x7?

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    That's 5.5 inches in diameter, though.... not quite enough to fill 5x7, unless you put a mask around the sides or something.
     
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    LF is right besides 5x7 is a rectangle and this one is round.


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  12. Chuck (CA)

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    Try Freestyle Photo 800.292.6137 or www.freestylephoto.biz

    They are a biz web site NOT com. Good luck!

    Chazz
     
  13. coolpix9

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    David, Kodak has discontinued most of their 5x7 safelight filters but they still make a #3dark green in 8x10" size.Stock number is 152-1632. List price is
    $73.90 each(ouch) but I could order you one for $60 and I would pay to ground ship it to you. I don't know how easy it would be to cut down but you would end up with two 5x7's. Thanks Jim