Using light meter as Enlarger meter

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Barney, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Barney

    Barney Guest

    I just heard about this today and was wondering if anyone can give in
    simple terms how to go about doing that with my Sekonic light meter.

    Or where I can read up more about it.

    Used for giving exposer times and can this also be a why to also read the
    density of the B&W negitive?


    Thanks,


    Barney
     
    Barney, Mar 21, 2006
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  2. I don't know about the Sekonic but I got the enlarging
    attachment for my old Luna Pro and find it useless because
    the meter is not sensitive enough.
    If your meter is sensitive enough you can get relative
    readings from highlight and shadow areas. This will give
    you some idea of the contrast of the negative. A simple
    meter can also get you into the ball park for exposure. The
    one I use is the Ilford EM-10, originally intended for
    Ilfochrome printing but very useful for all enlarging. Its a
    simple meter which allows repeating an exposure. It
    eliminates the need for re-testing if the magnification is
    changed and will give you an approximate exposure for new
    negatives.
     
    Richard Knoppow, Mar 21, 2006
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  3. Barney

    Mike King Guest

    As a sort of "p.s." a Luna-Pro is much more sensitive to low light that a
    Sekonic (if you mean one of the older Sekonics). And the Gossen enlarger
    attachment is "almost" useless. A new EM-10 is about $30.00 in the USA,
    less than the Luna-Pro attachment.
     
    Mike King, Mar 22, 2006
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