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    Thanks Andrew! I'm going to verify that with this morning with the test that Dan and tkamiya suggested before ordering a proper safelight. I sort of suspected that may have been the problem from the beginning given that the paper turned black within seconds of going into the developer. I also found the aperture adjustment on the enlarger which is hard to see as it has a recessed lens. Between this and debugging the issue with the film I developed Thursday night (different thread) I learned *a lot* this weekend

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    I did a test putting a strip of paper under the "not so safelight" for perhaps 1 minute. Put it in developer and sure enough...black everywhere but the clothespin that was lying on it. So I do need to get a proper safelight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cepwin View Post
    I did a test putting a strip of paper under the "not so safelight" for perhaps 1 minute. Put it in developer and sure enough...black everywhere but the clothespin that was lying on it. So I do need to get a proper safelight.
    You can simply buy a sheet of Rosco gel in Medium Red (under $10) and replace the old filter. Most of the older filters will literally melt in water, so you can scrape the glass clean and add a new piece of gel. One 20x24 sheet will fix many safelights.

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    Unfortunately Parker It's a simple colored lightbulb...there are no filters. However, I found a light they sell at B+H that is should be perfect...it's designed for a home darkroom and isn't very expensive:


    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ight_with.html

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    That’s a red filter for orthochromatic papers. It’s not safe with Ilford papers. Ilford specifies a “brown” S-902 filter that’s similar to the Kodak OC amber filter. See page 1 here:

    http://ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/2011427105150454.pdf

    Here’s the same safelight with the correct filter for Ilford and Oriental papers:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ight_with.html

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    OK...I think I have the right thing....I tried to ask B+H but the CSR was not trained in this area..however reading the ilford document and poking around a little more I understand why the amber is the correct one. The nice thing about this model is if I need Red later on I can buy the filter separately and change it. What makes this a little confusing is they both say "for B/W darkroom processing" or something to that effect.

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