Source for Densitometer Check Plaque

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by edbuffaloe, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. edbuffaloe

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    Does anyone know where I can find a KODAK Reflection Check Plaque (CAT No. 140 5026)? I don't think they still make this product, since it is not listed on their site (or, in any case, a search didn't turn it up).
     
  2. edbuffaloe

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    I finally found a source. B&H will special order them from Kodak. Price: $61.95. These are necessary for calibrating reflection densitometers.
     
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    God Bless B&H [​IMG]
     
  4. John Hicks

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    Ed look here : http://www.stouffer.net/Productlist.htm

    Stouffer makes an assortment of reflection guides, even calibrated if need be. I don't believe Stouffer sells direct but I'll bet you can get them here: http://www.pitmanphotosupply.com/
    where I used to get all sorts of production stuff including small guides from Pitman back when I was in the newspaper biz. Or probably B&H could get something.

    My transmission step wedge ran away and hid so I'm shopping for a similar calibration standard too. A cheap but accurate one I hope.
     
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    Stouffer does sell direct, i bought my step wedges from them.
    I thought what Ed was talking about is something more specific, that Stouffer does not make.
     
  6. edbuffaloe

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    The Macbeth manual specifies the Kodak check plaque, so that is what I was looking for. The Stouffer products are much cheaper, but I have no way of knowing for certain if they are the equivalent of the Kodak product. One source I contacted told me that you have to have the check plaque recommended by the manufacturer, and in some cases they are proprietary products. I suspect, in the end, they are all pretty close to the same.