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Re: Setting up a darkroom. HELP!

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GTBlack
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 14:19:42 EDT


The Pentax K1000 is the best because it is the last of the fully manual
cameras ..... everything else being produced is based on computer chips and
plastic and I wouldn't expect them to hold up to student (ab)use.

A couple of other items that aren't as obvious--
- get plenty of developing tanks and EXTRA reels
- if you decide to roll your own film get alot of empty cartridges- they tend
to become damaged easily.
- make sure you have a filter hooked up to your water source- otherwise its
impossible to get film that doesn't spot. And get extra filters since you
will need to change them every few months.
- film cleaner and q-tips
- negative sleeves

-Geoff Black

>>To you veterans of B/W photo developing,

If any of you can suggest what enlarger or other supplies to order for our
school's new darkroom, I would really appreciate it. This is all new to me.

I was thinking about the Beseler 23CIII-XL "voted #1 by students and
hobbyists."

What kind of cameras would you recommend? I have been told that the Pentax
K1000 is THE student camera, but it has been replaced by the Pentax ZX-M.

I have a Freestyle catalog, recommended by a friend. Does anyone have a better
source for photographic supplies?<<