wanna start a darkroom

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  1. sabenemmons

    sabenemmons TPF Noob!

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    I just moved into a new house and i have a walkin closet that i think will be perfect for a darkroom (my first) so i was wanting to just get some info on darkrooms like what i need or any good websites that have a good how to on setting up a darkroom, I was looking at a beseler cadet (2?) and think it will work for my enlarger but my dumb question is do i need a special enlarger to do color or just "more" chemicals in the processing
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    Yeah, the enlarger has to have a color condenser. You have to able to add the cyan, magenta, and yellow filters.
     
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    what is a good beginner enlarger that does color (it would also do B/W i would imagine)
    saben

    pardon my ignorance .......and bad spelling
     
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    It looks like a pretty good deal. I looked at the bogen enlargers before I bought my omega. The lens rated really high in an article one of the guys on the APUG forum wrote. You'll need a timer, and those can be a little pricey.
     
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    hey saben one of moms bosses is wanting to sell an entier darkroom kit
    i Belive mom said $150.00 enlarger and every thing you would have to talk to mom
    its odd ive been looking at darkroom stuff all day. how are you gona drain your chems in a closet?
    just wondering
     
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    You can also find some pretty good deals on stuff on eBay.
     
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    I cannot reccomend Ansel Adams' book "The Print" enough. It provides extraordinary insight as to the construction of a darkroom and a diffuser enlarger.
     

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