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ADOX Fotoimpex
03-16-2013, 04:22 AM
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ADOX announces itīs newest lab product: The ADOX stainless themometer with glowing indicator and a marking at 20°C (http://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/darkroom/adox-precision-thermometer-with-glowing-marker.html).

All laboratory thermometers sold in Europe are of the glass-tube type. This makes it very difficult (actually almost impossible) to read the scale under red light.
If the glass tube thermometer is inserted in a developing tank you canīt read it unless you take it out and if youīre out of luck it falls in and is "lost".
In total darkness no other thermometer currently sold can be read.
Stainless tray thermometers available on ebay as a used product ususally have a short stem so they cannot be used in measuring cylinders or tanks.

All of the above encouraged us to design and manufacture our new ADOX stainless thermometer.

But the best information probably is that we were able to price it in the range of regular glass thermometers with a net selling of 12,50 EUR plus tax & shipping end user price.

Product description:

Whether for film or paper development, color or black and white - this thermometer measures precisely and reliably. The large display can be read easily under red darkroom light, and if you're doing sheet film tray development in complete darkness, you'll love the fluorescent indicator and the marker at 20 degrees. The thermometer is made from rust-free stainless steel and is maintenance-free. If you drop it, the indicator will jump around like crazy, but it won't break like it's glass cousins. The included stainless steel clip helps make sure that the thermometer sits securely on the tray lip and that the scale is level.

The 20cm length means you can also effortlessly measure the temperature of liquids in a high container like a measuring beaker. But because of the length, it isn't intended for trays that are smaller than 18x24 cm.

Technical Data:

Length: ca. 21 cm
Diameter: ca. 5,5 cm
Measures from: 10 to 50 deg C / 50 to 120 deg F
Scale: Celsius in Half-degree steps and Fahrenheit
Precision: 1% (equals +/- 0,2° at 38°)
Readability in the dark: glowing hand and marker at 20° C

Shop-Link: [URLhttp://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/darkroom/adox-precision-thermometer-with-glowing-marker.html[/URL]

(The glowing indicator is glowing with the strength of regular watch handles. This cannot be photographed. The green colour in the image was created in photoshop for illustration purposes).

AgX
03-16-2013, 05:26 AM
I guess you mean phosphorescent instead of fluorescent, as the latter would not work...

railwayman3
03-16-2013, 01:29 PM
Looks interesting, if it's as durable and accurate as it says. Might give it a try, I always feel that glass thermometers are going to break! The other alternative would be a digital unit which uses a probe.

ADOX Fotoimpex
03-17-2013, 05:53 AM
We thoght about a digital unit was well but reading a digital unit in total darkness is impossible and under red light itīs difficult.
We feel that this classic style is the best option for darkroom use and it looks better.
Thermometers can be built in different accuracys. The accuracy given is guaranteed. The accuracy is also a function of percentage of accuracy and range. We manufacture this thermometer in a small target oriented range (10 to 50°C = 40° range). This allows for a higher accuracy and readability within the range which makes it perfect for darkroom usage, making it e.g. useless for cooking. The other way around a cooking themometer wouldnīt do a great job in the darkroom as it is to unprecise apart from the chicken and cow images printed on the scale :-)

StoneNYC
03-17-2013, 10:08 AM
Shouldn't the phosphorescent color be red? Wouldn't the pale white/green possibly expose film/paper?


~Stone

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AgX
03-17-2013, 10:26 AM
A red phosphorescent digit would hard to be readible in red ligthing.

StoneNYC
03-17-2013, 08:18 PM
A red phosphorescent digit would hard to be readible in red ligthing.

Good point, then wouldn't it be better to be reflective than phosphorescent ?


~Stone

Mamiya: 7 II, RZ67 Pro II / Canon: 1V, AE-1, 5DmkII / Kodak: No 1 Pocket Autographic, No 1A Pocket Autographic | Sent w/ iPhone using Tapatalk

AgX
03-17-2013, 08:55 PM
A red phoshorescent digit on black underground should work, but the green phosphrescent has more luminosity.

A reflective colourless or red digit will probably be least effective.

ADOX Fotoimpex
03-18-2013, 03:54 AM
The luminosity is not strong enough to harm your film. Especially since, due to the construction, the dial is oriented away from the film.
You shouldnīt lay the dial directly on a piece of film but OTOH there is no reason to do this.

rbultman
03-18-2013, 04:27 AM
Will this be available in the US?

railwayman3
03-18-2013, 04:46 AM
I'll order one. :)

Is there a UK dealer, or do we have to order from Germany?

Thanks.

mono
03-18-2013, 05:15 AM
UK: May be Silverprint, AG Photographic, First Call

AgX
03-18-2013, 06:20 AM
The Adox link does no longer lead to that product page.

mono
03-18-2013, 07:04 AM
http://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/darkroom/adox-precision-thermometer-with-glowing-marker.html

You can order here.

StoneNYC
03-18-2013, 06:20 PM
The luminosity is not strong enough to harm your film. Especially since, due to the construction, the dial is oriented away from the film.
You shouldn´t lay the dial directly on a piece of film but OTOH there is no reason to do this.

Thanks, hmm of course it could give an interesting effect on the right image ;) arrows pointing everywhere haha :)


~Stone

Mamiya: 7 II, RZ67 Pro II / Canon: 1V, AE-1, 5DmkII / Kodak: No 1 Pocket Autographic, No 1A Pocket Autographic | Sent w/ iPhone using Tapatalk