Switch to English Language Passer en langue franįaise Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,807   Posts: 1,581,450   Online: 1102
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    ADOX Fotoimpex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Berlin
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    385

    NEW ADOX STAINLESS THERMOMETER WITH FLUORESCENT INDICATOR

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ADOX_praezisions-Thermometer.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	166.6 KB 
ID:	65847Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ADOX_praezisions-Thermometer_2.jpg 
Views:	59 
Size:	403.2 KB 
ID:	65848

    ADOX announces itīs newest lab product: The ADOX stainless themometer with glowing indicator and a marking at 20°C.

    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).
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ADOX_praezisions-Thermometer_1.jpg   ADOX_praezisions-Thermometer_3.jpg   ADOX_praezisions-Thermometer_4.jpg  
    Last edited by ADOX Fotoimpex; 04-21-2013 at 04:18 AM. Click to view previous post history.

  2. #2
    AgX
    AgX is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    9,031
    I guess you mean phosphorescent instead of fluorescent, as the latter would not work...

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,619
    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.

  4. #4
    ADOX Fotoimpex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Berlin
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    385
    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 :-)

  5. #5
    StoneNYC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    7,949
    Images
    226

    NEW ADOX STAINLESS THERMOMETER WITH FLUORESCENT INDICATOR

    Shouldn't the phosphorescent color be red? Wouldn't the pale white/green possibly expose film/paper?


    ~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
    ~Stone | "...of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." ~Dennis Miller

  6. #6
    AgX
    AgX is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    9,031
    A red phosphorescent digit would hard to be readible in red ligthing.
    Last edited by AgX; 03-17-2013 at 11:44 AM. Click to view previous post history.

  7. #7
    StoneNYC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    7,949
    Images
    226

    NEW ADOX STAINLESS THERMOMETER WITH FLUORESCENT INDICATOR

    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    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
    ~Stone | "...of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." ~Dennis Miller

  8. #8
    AgX
    AgX is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    9,031
    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.

  9. #9
    ADOX Fotoimpex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Berlin
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    385
    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.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    108
    Will this be available in the US?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin