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Jim - that SpotTone brings back some memories.

 

Still using SpotTone

 

My Darkroom is a DarkCellar. Very small, ceiling hight 1,7 meter floor about 2,5*2,5 meter

 

My LPL has to stand on a very low marble table ( about 40 cm ) otherwise the pole sticks in the ceiling.

 

I sit in a resort chair. " Running water" is in canisters.

 

It's not a great darkroom, but I can enlarge my 30* 40 cm without any problems and I like to sit here for some hours per week.

 

The white sheets you see against the walls is for preventing the chalk to fall in my gear.

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Well my recent build is well documented here and here.

 

Over the years I have had a darkroom: in a cupboard, under the stairs, a bathroom, a shed, an air raid shelter, a caravan, a tent when in the field and only developing at night with no moon.

 

The most fun though was onboard various Royal Navy ships with a purpose built darkroom - placed as low in the ship as possible. You couldn't waste fresh water so I used to rinse and wash in salt water and only used fresh as the final rinse with wetting agent. If you had a good swell running you had automated agitation!

 

 

Looks great!

 

 

 

Next time I come to Dungeness, I hope you'll invite me to a tour!

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Still using SpotTone

 

My Darkroom is a DarkCellar. Very small, ceiling hight 1,7 meter floor about 2,5*2,5 meter

 

My LPL has to stand on a very low marble table ( about 40 cm ) otherwise the pole sticks in the ceiling.

 

I sit in a resort chair. " Running water" is in canisters.

 

It's not a great darkroom, but I can enlarge my 30* 40 cm without any problems and I like to sit here for some hours per week.

 

The white sheets you see against the walls is for preventing the chalk to fall in my gear.

 

Paulus,

 

That is a nice intimate setup, my first dark room at home, was much like that, the guest toilet where I would roll in a trolley with my equipment. I would sit on the only available seat but the advantage was that everything was within easy reach.

 

Regards

Charles

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I use the whole basement utility room, closing the door then turning off the room lights and switching on the safelights. The utility sink is across the room. Works great!

 

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Mine still works. It's great to be in the cellar at 30 degrees Celsius!

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The set up.

 

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Some films and papers.

 

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Can be inside too (ACP-252).

 

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External, outside my small darkroom.

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The "wet" part. Water available too.

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My favorite papers.

 

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Special receipts (Hans Windisch) W665 Ultra Fine Grain type developer.

 

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Split Grade, densitometer for figuring out all type of film curves.

 

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Simple auto water timer for flushing (Lidl €5,-). You do not want to know what type of crap I have in my small darkroom!

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Hi All , nice dark room in these pages ? Congratulations for All of you !

Mine:

 

 

... continued in this thread (posts 26 and 29)

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/other/345543-my-new-companion-2.html

Best

Henry

... the big "machine" next to the enlarger, is a compressor to remove dust on the film

Edited by Doc Henry

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My darkroom is just a small closet space for dry work. I only keep my Beseler 45M enlarger in it with a small table on the side. I do all the wet development in a bathroom without windows but with vent. Works fine for me!

 

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I just realize that I am sitting in this dark cellar for 20 years this year now. Strange idea...

 ( not the whole time of course..)

Edited by Paulus

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