Pure joy!

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by munz6869, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. munz6869

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    Fellow apuggers, picture if you will:

    1. Not only did I convince my digital-loving partner to enthusiastically shoot a roll of Plus-X with the Retina IIIc I bought her for no good reason, but this evening we printed a frame...
    2. Using the previously untested LED head I built for my Durst CE1000, which made for her a beautiful, even print, grade correct (ie grade 2 "looked" like grade 2) at a decent exposure (32s at f8) - in fact it all worked perfectly, unlike my cold cathode head with it's annoying, negative-buckling heat idiosyncracies!!

    LED's are cool - figuratively and literally, and now I feel like dancing around the living room...

    Marc!
     
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    Congratulations !!!

    Just curious : what LEDs did you use ? I have to find something for my huge Priox (head is too big to fit in my future darkroom) and it's one of the options I'm considering.
     
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    Merci Laurent!

    You can see my prototype here http://www.apug.org/forums/forum41/48180-have-8x10-enlarger.html
    The final version is much the same, only in a nice MDF box with foil lining. The LED strips were "pure white" from the local electronics store. Another advantage is, it makes the enlarger head much lighter (weight-wise) too...

    Marc
     
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    Thanks Marc... The thread is very impressive, I guess it will set me started... Just have to check where I can find proper LEDs in Paris.