I have been printing black and white for a few years and have always lusted after an f-stop timer. Mainly to be more productive in the darkroom (changing paper sizes), and it also makes sense to think in f-stops.

I saw this posting in the rec.photo.marketplace.darkroom group...

http://www.nolindan.com/da/fstop/

It is essentially a kit with all the electronics included. You just build it into an enclosure, and bob's your uncle. The price is what got my attention USD$68. With a StopClock LE from RH Designs in England at GBP115. After foreign exchange is factored in to get it to me in Canada (2.48 ) it would cost me CAD$285.

Has anybody used this or at least looked at it on their website? I am handy enough to get it into an enclosure without electrocuting myself.

Any comments, or ideas??

Roger Bird