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    Paper flasher I vs II

    Quick question. What exactly is the difference between the RH Designs paper flasher versions I and II? Is it simply the waterproof membrane? Do they function in exactly the same fashion otherwise? Cheers

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    Check with them directly, at darkroom [at) rhdesigns.co.uk - Richard will answer your questions, I am sure. Nice chap.
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    Waterproof membrane? Are you serious? Save your money, buy a sheet of lee diffusion gel #216 for $7, flash your paper directly under the enlarger with neg. in carrier.

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    I recall contacting Richard at RH Designs about exactly the same thing several months ago. As Jerevan has said he was very helpful. I think I recall that the mark I had a very tight battery compartment compared to the mark II making battery replacement a litle more difficult. You just need to be more careful. I don't recall anything about a waterproof membrane or Richard mentioning this but that isn't to say there isn't a waterproof membrane.

    The flasher is in my opinion just a little more convenient that the diffusion gel method mentioned. In fact that's a British understatement. It is a good deal more convenient and worthwhile if flashing is a regular part of your process but you may have concluded that yourself

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    Got Flasher II and don't see any evidence of being waterproof (and don't want to test ;-) Its a great tool for when working with enlarging paper. But to low for contact paper such as Lodima.
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    Is using blue-tack or velcro to adhere this over-priced, poorly thought-out gizmo to the ceiling or the lensboard of your enlarger really easier than holding a piece of diffusion over your lens for a few seconds? Yeah, I think I'll hang it from the ceiling so I can see my shadow on the paper I'm intending on flashing Wow, look how easy! And is that supposed ease of use really worth 77 pounds? What's next - a talking thermometer? Looks like more shiny bait for well-heeled darkroom amateurs. Do you remember the sorely missed Dauxlite II? I wonder how many suckers bought that magic tool? Save your cash.

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    I apologise for extending the thread to cover my opinion on value for money which is now in danger of becoming the "main event".

    I should have confined my answer to what the OP wanted to know which had nothing to do with my or any other APUGer's views on value for money

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    Quote Originally Posted by frotog View Post
    Is using blue-tack or velcro to adhere this over-priced, poorly thought-out gizmo to the ceiling or the lensboard of your enlarger really easier than holding a piece of diffusion over your lens for a few seconds? Yeah, I think I'll hang it from the ceiling so I can see my shadow on the paper I'm intending on flashing Wow, look how easy! And is that supposed ease of use really worth 77 pounds? What's next - a talking thermometer? Looks like more shiny bait for well-heeled darkroom amateurs. Do you remember the sorely missed Dauxlite II? I wonder how many suckers bought that magic tool? Save your cash.
    Well, there is more to the flasher than that. The consistent output coupled with timing ability makes it worthwhile. I can't see how diffusion over the lens for a few seconds is equal to evenly distributed consistent light with precise timing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frotog View Post
    Is using blue-tack or velcro to adhere this over-priced, poorly thought-out gizmo to the ceiling or the lensboard of your enlarger really easier than holding a piece of diffusion over your lens for a few seconds? Yeah, I think I'll hang it from the ceiling so I can see my shadow on the paper I'm intending on flashing Wow, look how easy! And is that supposed ease of use really worth 77 pounds? What's next - a talking thermometer? Looks like more shiny bait for well-heeled darkroom amateurs. Do you remember the sorely missed Dauxlite II? I wonder how many suckers bought that magic tool? Save your cash.
    I've found a piece of diffusion gel material filter made up of, well... a sheet of paper, a styrofoam coffee cup, or whatever to be far harder to control than the RH flasher kit I broke down and bought several years ago. I can't speak to the OP about I or II, but apparently, neither can you, and it would be far more helpful to confine your comments to the question at hand, and offer more constructive advice.

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    As far as where to mount the Flasher, ideally it would be on something like a filter holder that would swing over the lens when flashing. On my Durst L1000, I'm missing that part; so have attached it to one side of the lens board via velcro.
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