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    New user from the UK + New darkroom I hope

    Hi there,

    I'm from the South East UK, I've been shooting and developing film for a while, but not much darkroom experience so far. I am planning a darkroom in my bathroom (although meeting resistance from my other half!). A friend has given me his LPL 7700 enlarger. Any hints or tips much appreciated.

    I mostly use Pentax cameras - I have a Super-A and a Spotmatic. Also a Yashica 24, which I am hoping to use more. I am stocking with Ilford FP4 and Ilfosol 3 at the moment, until I get the hang of things. Likewise, Ilford's Multigrade products. All suggestions gratefully received.

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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG.

    Jeff

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    Hello and welcome to APUG.
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    Thanks all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeztastic View Post
    A friend has given me his LPL 7700 enlarger. Any hints or tips much appreciated.
    Change the lamp on a regular basis - They are generally rated for 50 hours of use and then the quality of light slowly degrades.
    Get yourself a box or three of vinyl gloves so that you don't have to dip your fingers in the trays of chemicals.

    Finally, have fun doing what you do.

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    Hello!

    welcome to APUG. :-)
    Cheers,

    Jim.



 

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