WTB: 4 1/2 inch green safelight filter for darkroom

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by mfohl, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. mfohl

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    Hello Folks, I'm interested in a green safelight filter: I'm going to try my hand at developing by inspection. I have one of those round cheeso safelights, but it has served me well for years. I have the amber filter in it, and maybe one more laying around.

    If you have a round green filter for it, let me know. I'll also entertain suggestions for something else.

    Thanks!

    -- Mark
     
  2. Rick A

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    You are looking for a Kodak #3 dark green filter. Mount it with a 15 watt bulb @4 feet , which can be used for a very few seconds only after film is half developed.
     
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    Kodak made a 5 1/2-inch Series #3 filter. I have never seen a 4 1/2-inch.

    Developing by inspection sounds like a good idea but it takes experience and a lot of testing. Controlling the development (time/temperature/agitation/chemical strength etc.) is a better way to go. When I was a kid (working for a commercial photographer) I was zapped a few times trying to process by inspection. Handling an electrical switch with salt-water hands is a bit hazardous.


    Good luck
     
  4. Greg Davis

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    Get a footswitch for the light. Harbor Freight Tools sells them cheap. Get one that requires you to stand on the switch to keep the light on, so you don't accidentally leave it on when you step off the switch.
     
  5. mfohl

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    Thanks for these tips, Folks. After reading the thread in the B&W chemistry group, including the published article, I may pursue other avenues to better negatives.

    Cheers,

    -- Mark
     
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    I may have one of these at home... I will have to check. I'm snowed in at work for now; don't know when I will get home. I've been here since Monday - but once I do get home, I know exactly where to look for it. I will PM you when I find out more.
     
  7. DanielStone

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    its called a "momentary" switch. I bought this one here:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/momentary-power-foot-switch-96619.html

    haven't had any problems so far

    -Dan