I understand Martin and appreciate it.
Last year I had a Metrolux-II compensating timer with my D2-HI cold light head. As anyone knows, they are no longer made so I contacted Richard about his products because I want to start teaching workshops in the next 18-24 months and wanted to standardize to a more up to date and still manufactured system, RH Designs looked perfect for that and still is. But with these increases, I might have to use regular timers on the 3rd and 4th enlarger stations. I can offer more advanced classes on two enlargers including one setup for murals so two Stopclocks will have to do...
I heard from Paul at SDS this morning and he gave good and logical explanation for the company's plans for the RH Designs which echoes what Richard has stated in other posts.
In some ways, a price hike would be expected even if Richard were still making them so it is what it is and in the long run, like film, I would rather have a higher priced StopClock than none at all.
I put my order in...ouch up front, profit from print sales later...
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