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Darkrooms

Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 17:28
by smbooth
Lets see some Australia darkrooms. Mine is in being built mode, just undercoated the sink today ready for a 2 part epoxy during the week. Have acquired a area of 2m x 4 m as a part of my new home office which I'm going to use as a darkroom.

Cheers
Shane

Re: Darkrooms

Posted: 31 Jul 2012, 12:21
by alexn
Nice..

I am not fortunate enough to have a dark room... I have a cupboard under the stairs that has enough room for me to load and unload film holders, load developing tanks etc. but it has 0 facilities. Just a seat for me to sit down and a bench to put all the required stuff... Its better than using a loading tent I guess. I dont get get super sweaty hands just from loading 4 rolls of 120 film onto reels for developing, or loading 5 double darks...

Re: Darkrooms

Posted: 31 Jul 2012, 15:25
by Alastair Moore
I'll get some photos my darkroom up when I next re-construct it. It's a bit of a temporary/ad hoc affair in the bathroom! Would love a dedicated room but alas not in my current apartment.

Re: Darkrooms

Posted: 03 Aug 2012, 19:01
by John Austin
This is an old pic from 2006 - Since then the darkroom has been extended, the DeVere 54 replaced with a DV504, the Focomat Ic replaced with a MG headed Leitz V35 and a new section of dry bench for 42" roll paper cutting and a contact printing frame - The deep tanks of D76d opposite the DV5108E were made up in 1985 and have been replenished ever since, like me, it improves with age - The pic, Hmm, how does that work? - Oh well no pic! - Anyhow it is on my old website sales page, but not on my new one yet, a nice new pic for that when it goes up

John

Re: Darkrooms

Posted: 04 Aug 2012, 09:51
by smbooth
All we need is the photo John.. :) Maybe a new one even.

To Post photo - After you hit the post reply button, down on bottom left below text box is a 'options' and 'upload attached' tab. Select upload attachment, then you can select your file from your computer.

Re: Darkrooms

Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 09:15
by smbooth
Upgrade, things are slowly coming along. Benchtops are fitted as is 90% of the extraction. Did the sink drainage but messed up the splashback which will now need to be redone before taps go on. I forgot the Durst has a growth on the back preventing it pushing back against the wall so will also need to fit a bit of a bench extension under the base of the enlarger. I rewired the safelight and it getting hung near the power outlet on the ceiling.

Re: Darkrooms

Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 09:22
by Walter Glover
All very impressive Shane,

BUT .... I'd be painting the sloping ceiling and part of the flat ceiling black to kill fogging. I also invariably have the wall behind the enlarger black also.

Re: Darkrooms

Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 18:58
by Alastair Moore
My "darkroom" is a slightly more modest affair but it suffices!

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It's big enough to fit my trays and, when I finally get round to buying some paper, 8x10 contact prints on my LPL enlarger. What I'd like is a separate room with temperature controlled water and room for a 4x5 enlarger. Perhaps next year! In the meantime..

Re: Darkrooms

Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 21:35
by smbooth
At least you can make prints.

Re: Darkrooms

Posted: 22 Aug 2012, 15:46
by John Austin
This is my darkroom as it was years ago in 2006 - New pix coming when it is extended to take a couple more DeVere enlargers and a contact printing set-up on the dry side and a set of roll processing troughs on the wet side for prints up to 40 x 50 inches - A recent print sale is paying for the work

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Since this was tooked, with a 2.1cm Nikkor, the old DV54 is being replaced with a DV504 and the little Focomat with a V35 - The big bugger at the end is a DV5108 10x8" enlarger and opposite it is my 1985+ deep tank line