Show Us Your Darkroom

Ian-Barber

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I always enjoy looking at behind the scenes images and especially videos. For those with a darkroom, why not give us a treat and give us an interactive guided tour with your phone :)
 

Ian Grant

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While fitting out 4 years ago:






Now



Featured in AP



In use just but I still hadn't finished the ceiling and it's insulation.



The little enlarger is a very rare early Gnome 35mm enlarger I was given about 1968.

Ceiling finished, the De Vere 5108 goes up into the roof apex



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Ian Grant

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It was about 12"x13" before I lined it out, I guess I lost about 6". It's warm even when -10ºC or lower outside, stays about 8ºC with a heater but is easily warmed up as it's well insulated

There's 5 or 6 enlargers, two scanners and inkjet printers, a PC with numerous external hard drives (I keep 3 or 34 back ups of all digital work - that;s digital originals as well as scans).

Some enlargers will have to go soon, they aren't really needed, but I was given them for free :D

Ian
 

Alan9940

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Dry side:

DrySide.jpg

"Wet" side:

WetSide.jpg

I quote "wet" because there is no plumbing to that sink! ;) All liquids are carried in/out, as needed. The print washer lives in a garden tub in the master bath.
 

Ian Grant

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Ian, where did you get your 220V Gralab timer?

Mike
Mike, I don't have a Gralab timer, mine's a De Vere timer, I have a few others Philips, Rayco, Stag etc for the other enlargers.

Do you mean Alan's timer over the wet bench ?

Ian
 

mpirie

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Apologies Ian, it was indeed Alan's.

In that case it'll be 110v .... i have heard that you can get 220v versions, but they are very rare.

Mike
 

David M

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I have one that I got in a warehouse clearout or refurbishment in Drummond Street. Can't recall if it was then KJP or Calumet, both now gone. Didn't realise it was rare.
 

mpirie

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Hi David, Rare in as much as you don't see many 220v versions come up for sale.

Regards,
Mike
 

Ian Grant

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I used to use a similar set up with Paterson and Jobo tanks for C41 (XP1/2) and E6 processing, quite a regular thing one or two times a week depending on how many bands I'd photographed.

Never used any tempering for B&W though in 50+ years :D

Ian
 
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