This is from my 'Darkroom' thread, 'Film still favoured'.
I still use film and I have a mini darkroom set up. In a cupboard in the hallway next to the bathroom I have a Durst enlarger on a shelf about waist height. In the cupboard is a safelight, a papersafe, timer etc. This is the dry part of my darkroom. In another cupboard is a small 500mm high cupboard unit on castors, which stores my chemicals. Mounted on top of this is a Nova Quad 12 x15 tank and wash unit. The quad tank can be capped so the chemicals will last for about 6 weeks. This is the wet part.
When I want to use the dark room, I wheel out the wet part connect a water supply hose and drain, and I'm ready to go. The finished prints and films dry over the bath.
I also have a Nikon negative scanner built in to my homebuilt black Hyper Osiris computer. I had to download a program called VueScan to make it work with Windows 7.
I have 2 x Nikon F2ASs, and 1 each of FM2n, FE2, and FM3A, all in black.
For the F2s I have the full range of non metering heads all in black, except for the waist level finder, which was never made in black. I have one but it is siver.
To use with these I have: 15mm f3.5 rectilinear lens, 20mm f3.5, 24mm f2.8, 35mm f2.8 shift lens, 45mm f2.8 Guide Number lens, 50mm f1.2, 80mm f1.4, 105mm f2.5, 135mm f2.8, 300mm f4.5 plus a selection of zooms and 2 teleconverters (all genuine Nikon)
In 1976 I bought a Nikon FB8 case which was made from an artificial leather. After about 20 years it split, so I disassembled it and made patterns of the leather. I rebuilt it using black Conolly hide. Picture from my gallery.
I have 3 x black Rollei 35S's and 1 in gold. (Do you detect a trend?)
A black Leica M6TTL with a Noctolux 50mm f1.
I also have a couple of digitals. A Nikon D40x with 12 to 24mm VR and 18 to 200mm VR lenses, and a compact Panasonic.
Last edited by peterrdean; 04-21-2012 at 06:33 PM.
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