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    Gene Nocon R.I.P.

    I found out from a friend of mine in San Diego that Gene Nocon died as the result of a heart attack on Nov. 20. I knew Gene, although not that well. I thought I would let others here know since I didn't see an announcement yet. He was a generous guy from what I recall.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...page=1#article

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    His "Photographic Printing" was and still is my favorite darkroom book.
    Bummer...

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    Bummer.

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    Only 65. That's not very old these days. I think the fstop Timer may have saved my darkroom career. Suddenly I'm able to print again. Mad props, Gene.
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    Interesting video with Gene Nocon:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoAiBNSpg6Y&feature=gv

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    I have his Photographic Printing book as well, and his methods changed the way I printed at the time. Still follow the style to this day - he made printing even more enjoyable for me. I always wanted one of his timers - sadly I still haven't snapped one up.

    RIP Gene - thanks for your contribution to the analogue world; you will be missed.

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    Sad news.
    I have his book and have these words, from there, on my noticeboard.


    How will you know if the basic exposure print is right?
    Photography is the study of light. The print, for me, must have this study, this feeling of light. There had to be light to take the picture. The print should thus reflect the existence of light.


    Simple, and some would say obvious, but is useful to me.
    regards,

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozphoto View Post
    I always wanted one of his timers - sadly I still haven't snapped one up.
    I bought the Darkroom Automation timer and really love it. Wonderfully simple to use, very nicely designed. I'm just recently back in the darkroom after many years away, and that has been the one investment I've made that has really made a huge difference in my output. I just sold off some extra gear to pay for it - worth every penny.

    Back in school, they taught the seconds method, which to me now seems completely worthless. I made a print the other night that I needed to shave about 3/10 of a stop off of to keep delicate highlights from going too dark. How would I have done that with a conventional timer? Simple as pie with the f-stop timer.
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