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

    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.

    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 Zentena, Sep 2, 2003
  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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    Michael Scarpitti, Sep 3, 2003
  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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