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    where to find calibrated step tablets in europe

    HI ALL!

    Do you know where I can find stouffer alike CALIBRATED STEP TABLETS (half a stop steps) here in europe? Some online shops of course...
    I wouldn't want to wait for more than a month to have it from USA due to the horrible italian customs delays...I need it to calibrate transmission mode on my noritsu densitometer.

    thanx so much.
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    We sell them. http://www.rhdesigns.co.uk/darkroom/...essories1.html, near the bottom of the page.
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    Have you tried asking Sabatini in Rome? (www.sabatini.ws).
    They normally have all that can be needed by a professional, or can order it for you.

    Very near Sabatini, in the Prati district, there is also the Italian branch of the Swiss shop Ars Imago, which also has a web commerce site (ars-imago.com). I don't know this shop personally. Next time I go to Sabatini, I'll call Ars Imago as well.

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    I bought mine by calling Stouffer on the phone. A short call, and within 4 days a letter rate envelope made of stiff cardboard arrived with the product. Best $50 I ever spent, considering how a step wedge letest you tune up just about every process you do in the darkroom. Mine is uncalibrated. It reads very linearly on my denisitimeter, and I don't see the value in paying for calibration if it is for personal use.
    my real name, imagine that.

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    I did mine with Stouffer over email with all my card and address details, worked perfectly.

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    I can't comment on the speed of the Italian Customs department but can say that RH Designs has a despatch service that I found to be unbeatable. As we are in the EU there shouldn't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    I can't comment on the speed of the Italian Customs department but can say that RH Designs has a despatch service that I found to be unbeatable. As we are in the EU there shouldn't be a problem.

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    There is no custom between UK and Italy, every good and person travels freely. The OP is from Pisa so an Italian source would probably be less expensive, I suppose for such a thing shipping cost is greater than the good itself.

    I find UK shops to be well provided, but inconveniently expensive when shipping to Italy is taken into account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
    I suppose for such a thing shipping cost is greater than the good itself.
    I was surprised when I saw the (low) shipping cost for the step tablet at the RH Designs web shop.
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    Thanx everyone. Fabrizio knows well, I guess, the italian issues with customs as well as the italian DEFICIENCY in such professional analogical stuff. But I didn't see that RH DESIGNS guys got also the calibrated ones so I will place an order there.
    Mike: I'm doing a research work on ilfochrome homebrew bleach so uncalibrated ones (despite the good stouffer uncalibrated tablets tolerance) are not enough for me during this very crucial step.

    all the best

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    forgive my ignorance, but what's the difference between calibrared and uncalibrated ones?

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