From: ____ on
In article <fm3i3n$oo2$1(a)aioe.org>, "Ken Hart" <kwhart1(a)verizon.net>
wrote:

> It is easier to focus with the safelight off.

Nominally. Most people don't project the safelight onto the easel and if
the light is bright enough to cause that kind of issue = making it hard
to focus the safe light is really to bright.

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Reality is a picture perfected and never looking back.
From: Pieter on
I have a safelight in the enlarger area as well as one over the sink. I set
up the print and focus with the enlager lens wide open for maximim image
light. The last step before printing is to stop the enlarger lens down to
the correct stop.


"____" <internetphobic(a)deletedmail.com> wrote in message
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> In article <fm3i3n$oo2$1(a)aioe.org>, "Ken Hart" <kwhart1(a)verizon.net>
> wrote:
>
>> It is easier to focus with the safelight off.
>
> Nominally. Most people don't project the safelight onto the easel and if
> the light is bright enough to cause that kind of issue = making it hard
> to focus the safe light is really to bright.
>
> --
> Reality is a picture perfected and never looking back.


From: <jjs> on

"Pieter" <pvcl@*nospam*plitch.com> wrote in message
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>I have a safelight in the enlarger area as well as one over the sink. I
>set up the print and focus with the enlager lens wide open for maximim
>image light. The last step before printing is to stop the enlarger lens
>down to the correct stop.

:( I had a lens that shifted focus when stopped down.


From: ____ on
In article <13ol598rk5vlc0f(a)news.supernews.com>, <jjs> wrote:

> "Pieter" <pvcl@*nospam*plitch.com> wrote in message
> news:478a3c21$0$5184$4c368faf(a)roadrunner.com...
> >I have a safelight in the enlarger area as well as one over the sink. I
> >set up the print and focus with the enlager lens wide open for maximim
> >image light. The last step before printing is to stop the enlarger lens
> >down to the correct stop.
>
> :( I had a lens that shifted focus when stopped down.

They all do to a smaller or larger amount.

I've always focused at the intended f/stop. The lens goes to f/45
typically I use f/22. With a Micromega focuser all but the tightest
grain can be seen. Since I color print also, I am fairly comfortable
with using fairly dim safe light when doing b&w printing.

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Reality is a picture perfected and never looking back.
From: dan.c.quinn on
On Jan 5, 12:57 am, "Lawrence Akutagawa" wrote:
>
> My two bits - Rodinal is one time use.
>
Acu-1 is the one-shot version of Acufine.
>
> My own prediliction is to decant the 500ml container into
> 1 oz (30 ml) glass amber bottles.  I keep these tightly capped
> and use them in succession.
>
> I don't use any commercial stop.  I use two successive
> water rinses instead.
>
Likely you'll find those 1 oz bottles hold 34 to 35 ml.
I don't bother with a stop because the one-shot very dilute
fixer I use does not load up with carry forward developer. Using
a Rapid fixer concentrate, 20ml should suffice for just about any
35mm or 120 film. My dilution when using A. Thiosulfate
concentrate runs 1:24; solution volume 500ml. Fresh
fix each roll, no need to rebottle or test.

The A. Thiosulfate concentrate looked to be going bad the
little I've been using it. So now I use S. Thiosulfate, film and
prints. I doubt it ever goes bad. Dan