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    Rant : family confusing home dev. vs printing

    My family is driving me crazy here on this. First let me say I'm one of those people impossible to buy for when it comes to christmas so I decided to make it easy for everyone this year get me what I need to develop b&w at home. Got permission from the redhead from hell and made out the list of what's needed and inventory numbers from freestyle, simple right? Red got talking to a friend who ASSUMED I'd be wet printing as well my oldest niece who took a photography class in college ASSUMED I'd be doing what they did lab develop then print in a home darkroom the opposite of what is planned. All i wanted was the chemicals a changing bag a 120 reel and a couple of thermometers. Already picked up a tank with a couple 35mm reels and have some pyrex measuring cups to convert. I had figured if I had something worth printing I'd pay to get it printed until I get to the point where setting up a hybrid work flow or bathroom printing makes sense. All this gets sprung on me today. I finally got my niece on the phone she immediately got what i planned when told. So hopefully I'll get what I want instead of the usual crap I don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryP View Post
    My family is driving me crazy here on this.
    My redhead is a brunette, but I live much the same life as you seem to be living. Over the years we've come to the realization that the best person to shop for specialty items is the person who uses, needs, or wants them. Even when I give my wife specific instructions, l as you did, she finds a reason to "do it her own way"... an din the past that has turned out to be following hte suggestion of a salesman who didn't ahve what I wanted and convinced her to buy what he had to sell. So I shop for photographic stuff and give it to her to wrap, and she shops for herself and gives me stuff to wrap. That was we get what we want and there are no disappointments.

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    p.s. Congratulations on scoring a redhead. I always wanted one, but the one I dated was just too much for me.

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    about redheads every one I've known is a handful. And I'm with you on gear for the same reasons.

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    yeah, it would be lousy of somebody got you an enlarger and all the stuff to print with....

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    Larry, did you know that you are not required to renew you contract? IMNSHO I recommend that you do a trade in for a newer, more flexible model.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Now you just have to score a safelight, trays, and enlarger at a yard sale.

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    My solution is very simple. I NEVER ask for anything. When I need it, I buy it myself.

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    We become incredibly cruel at Xmas. We set our loved ones impossible tasks of guessing what we want and in areas where more expertise than they have is required.

    What's worse is that our cruelty is rightly returned when they demand exactly the same of us.

    Ah... the spirit of Christmas!

    pentaxuser

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    I agree with Max! I ask for nothing. If they insist, donate to charity in your name....buy what you need when you need it, no concern

    My wife gave me the below this year...love it!! I sent it back to her! I will drag some inane object out of the darkroom and wrap it (so the kids see us exchange)...

    http://www.missminimalist.com/one-le...n-certificate/

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