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    the great puzzle thus so far.....aka: darkroom in progress.

    well i got another piece of the puzzle-got a safelight. its one of those that you screw into a light socket, made by kodak. as i am slowly, but surely getting piece by piece, i get more anxious and ready to expose my own prints for the 1st time in about 8-10 yrs (high school). to those who are not aware of this, this is what i have gathered so far:
    1-omega d2 enlarger
    1-safelight
    3-jars for developer(s) and fixer
    1-mixer(all i could find @ the time)
    1-thermometer
    1-timer
    3-carriers(1-35mm,1-6x7 i think...and 4x5...all free-came with enlarger)
    2-lenses(135 and a 150...came enlarger as well)
    1-timer switch
    2-trays
    1-tank developer
    this is what i have...if anyone can think of something i missed, let me know. as i am peiceing this together...i may miss a piece here and there...so don't be shy. hope to hear from everyone! night !!

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    More trays
    Easel?
    Focus finder?
    More trays
    Spare lamps for enlarger
    Ditto, safelight
    More trays
    How are you washing prints?
    Bottles to keep developer, stop, fix etc between sessions

    Oh, and you might need some more trays....

    Have fun, Bob.

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    Easel is a good idea - except for that, you have enough. Spares of things are nice too, I wish I had bought a few spare enlarger bulbs when they were available locally.

    You can never have too many trays, just let me caution you that the nice plastic Paterson ones go brittle after about 10 years (all of mine are gone or going)
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    Aside from more bottles and trays you may want to get a paper safe. Its not a necessity since you can use the original boxes but it makes life a little easier. Another nice thing to have but also not absolutely essential is a grain focuser for making prints. You can always use your eyes for focusing but this tool ensures your prints will be critically sharp. It is also good for testing the allignment of your enlarger and checking edge and corner sharpness. You can also use it to find out which aperture of your enlarging lens provides optimum sharpness.

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    What about a 50mm lens for 35mm enlargement ?
    Regards S°ren

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    follow-up:
    i am in the process of building a supply cabinet to store my things of use in. its a 4-drawer cabinet 'bout 22x15x16. 1 drawer will store my film, the 2nd will hold carriers and such for the enlarger, the 3rd will paper and the 4th will be random supplies i deem to place there. i am also working a table roughly 40x30x40 hold my enlarger and cabinet! anybody here work with wood or other things of the sort that you would be doing something in a similar vein? i am also trying to find ways to completely make the area of choice....dark, no light whatsoever. well...other than a safelight. as far as the other stuff..trays, and that other nick-knack stuff...all in time, all in time. as i said i get as i can afford it at the time. hope to hear more from you all soon!

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    hey soren,
    sorry bud...meant to say 50....just figured...135...35mm.it is a 50mm though. <<kodak 50mm ektar 4.5>> was being rather vague on the lenses. but the other is..a rodenstock omegaron 4.5 as well. if anyone else has anything you'd like to point go ahead..i was kinda tired when i wrote the list last. so i am sure i screwed up elsewhere. i have my timer and enlarger working on a system now...just got to figure out how make the prints all over again..hahaha. anyway...gotta go, gotta go to bed- have to go shoot tomorrow..last reall day of my vacation!! <<that really sucks>>. night all!!

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    Hi Sinar - I would reccomend a Zone VI Compensating Development Timer. This device has a thermistor in a probe that goes into the print development or film development tray (or tank). As the temperature increases the timer slows down - or, as temperature decreased the timer speeds up. This thermistor circuit is proportional to the time/temp curve of the paper or film. It has a switch "Film" or "Paper" that can be set. Benefit: don't have to maintain a constant temperature. Check our Calumet site: http://www.calumetphoto.com/ctl?&ac....6;023;485;533;
    Goog Luck with your darkroom.
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