Is this kit any good?

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  1. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    I wanna make my own darkroom...is this kit any good?
    Click here what do you think?
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    While I guess it is easier to buy a store bought kit, for this kind of money you could get ten times the darkroom used.
     
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    Hmm....do you know a website where I can get used equipment? I found one for a Colour enlarger for £50
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    E-BAY.com
     
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    :) thanks...whats the sort of things Ill need and need to look for? could I have a list?
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Here's the basics, I probably forgot something...

    enlarger
    enlarger lens (50mm for 35mm film)
    film holder
    print easel
    enlarger timer
    timer
    safelight
    thermometer
    4 or 5 trays (big enough for your biggest print)
    measuring cups
    3 print tongs
    4 or 5 one gallon jugs
    paper developer
    stop bath
    fixer
    hypo-clear (for FB paper and film)
    RC or FB paper
    film dev tank
    film dev reels
    sissors
    bottle opener
    a dark room
     
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    I went to ebay...nothing really on there for the uk, even on ebay.co.uk...you guys know any other sites?
     
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    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Some good enlarger brands are:

    Omega
    Durst
    Beseler
    Saunders

    There are several more, but these are brands that I have used and found to be very well built.

    For enlarging lenses I prefer:

    Schneider
    Nikkor
    Wollensak
     
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