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  1. 480sparky

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    Don't bet a full box of paper on it.


     
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    I got the lightbulb I used for my pinhole stuff from here so as long as they still carry the same bulb I should be fine. Thanks for the heads up though.

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    Have you actually tested (properly tested) them to make sure they're 'safe'?
     
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    No, not properly. I know there are instructions for a test on Kodak's website but I haven't had need for it yet. At least not until I have a proper lens and am moved into my apartment where I can set up more permanently.
     
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    But your lens has nothing to do with whether your light is 'safe' for the paper. Nor does where you are set up.

    The issue is whether you're going to ruin a whole box of paper.
     
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    Okay. I will have a look at the 'Bay today then.

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    I'd do a proper safelight test first. You might just be lucky and have a red party lamp that works.
     
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    Just developed the first few negatives, will scan and upload tomorrow.
     
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    At least let us know how they look!
     
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    Haha, didn't mean to lead anyone on! :1251:
    I wasn't able to be quick enough with the shutter to shoot with the aperture I was planning on using so I had to make another, smaller one. I didn't measure it but I'd say it's around f/40 and lets me use shutter speeds in the 1-2 second range in bright daylight. The first few were either over or underexposed but the last two seem pretty good. The image circle doesn't quite cover the paper so I'm a bit limited in movements right now but not against using a smaller negative to get more wiggle room. I will try preflashing the paper tomorrow as well since the negatives seem very contrasty.
     
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    That's the beauty of b&w film......... it is extremely forgiving of exposure.
     

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