Another newbie dumb question

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Tom Pisciotta, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. I want to start by thanking the group for all of the great advise on my last

    Here's the latest dumb thing to ask.

    I am working with B&W, do I have to turn off the safe light when turning on
    the enlarger?

    Thanks in advance for the answers.

    Tom Pisciotta, Aug 4, 2003
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    Tom Thackrey Guest

    No, however it can be helpful to turn off the safelight when focusing. In
    general, the only time you need complete darkness is when handling
    unprocessed film.
    Tom Thackrey, Aug 4, 2003
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    John Guest



    John S. Douglas, Photographer
    John, Aug 4, 2003
  4. No, unless you are using an enlarging exposure meter that would see the

    Many people prefer to turn off the safelight in order to see the projected
    image more easily; that's why enlarging timers normally turn off the
    safelight when they turn on the enlarger.
    Michael A. Covington, Aug 4, 2003
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