Safelight Filter

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Lyle Gordon, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Lyle Gordon

    Lyle Gordon Guest

    I was wondering if there are any alternatives to expensive Kodak Safelight
    Filters. I was considering making my own safelights with a bulb socket a
    15/25W bulb enclosed in a some sort of case with a filter at one end but the
    safelight filters (OC) are expensive I was wondering if there were cheaper
    alternatives or other manufacturers that produce cheaper but acceptable
    versions?

    Thanks,
    Lyle Gordon
     
    Lyle Gordon, Sep 2, 2003
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  2. Check the Porter's catalog. I am sure they have a web address. They sell a line
    of safelight filters that are a fraction of Kodak's cost.

    Frank Rome, NY
     
    Frank Calidonna, Sep 2, 2003
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  3. Lyle Gordon

    Nick Zentena Guest


    If you're buying a filter it might be cheaper to just buy a 5x7 safelight.
    For what Kodak wants for a 5x7 safelight filter you can get a whole
    safelight. If that's still too much then some have suggest rubylith. Use
    multiple layers and test.

    Check out the safelight on the Photocan website.

    http://www.photococan.com/itm01846.htm

    Depending on the exchange rate it might be cheaper at Freestyle but
    either way I think it's cheaper then just getting a Kodak filter.

    Nick
     
    Nick Zentena, Sep 2, 2003
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  4. Search e-bay or a store that sells used equipment if you feel Kodak's
    price for new stuff is too high.

    Why don't we rename this group REC.CHEAP.PHOTO?
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Sep 3, 2003
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  5. here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2949184485&category=3860

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2949037399&category=29990
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Sep 3, 2003
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  6. By the way, old safelight filters are likely to have faded with use. They
    should be tested. I find that a layer or two of Amberlith beefs them up
    nicely if they have faded.
     
    Michael A. Covington, Sep 3, 2003
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