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Old Mar 12, 2004, 10:46 AM   #11
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wow....this kinda stinks for me.....i'm not old enough to have experienced that.....i went from a cheap 20 dollar point and shoot film to a 800 dollar Digital
(the cheap film was in color )
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 11:45 AM   #12
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It does kind of stink, Vito, but you aren't too young, you weren't born too late, to experience the magic of a real darkroom where you can develop and print black-and-white. It's all still out there. I know for a fact that the community college near me still teaches all the traditional methods. They've added digital, but they haven't deleted film.
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 2:53 PM   #13
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I started shooting B/W over 35 years ago. Had my own darkroom. I left photography for a while and when I went digital forgot all about B/W. This challege has renewed my interest and learning how to use PS to do B/W has been fun. Thank you Barbara for the great challenge.

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Old Mar 12, 2004, 3:22 PM   #14
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Thank you Barbara for the great challenge.
And in return, I thank you and everyone else for participating in it. We'd be a whole lot of nowhere without this jolly, occasionally rowdy, gang.
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 3:43 PM   #15
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lol very true

btw.....does anyone have a site that shows how a darkroom works?
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 3:45 PM   #16
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Uh-oh, Vito, are you plotting the spending of more money or are you just curious?
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 3:47 PM   #17
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just curious.....if i can cheaply build a darkroom in my closet or something then i could get a film camera and better lenses for the same price
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 4:20 PM   #18
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Vito a good b/w setup only cost me $175 this did not include the room, just the enlarger, Pans, developing tank and dryer. no chemicals. I bought mine at the Navy PX. Did I forget to mention this was '73 They may have gone up some. :lol:
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 5:57 PM   #19
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I see darkroom setups listed for sale in classified ads all the time. About 10 years ago, we got the whole thing for our son--enlarger, pans, magnifier, dodging tools, spotting inks, paper, chemicals, dryer, easel, timer, laminator...I've forgotten all of what else--for $400 used. We emptied a storage room in the basement, sealed the window with black plastic, stuck the red bulb in the ceiling light, and we had a darkroom. (It's now a laundry room. )
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i'll have to look up how it works
just be interesting to learn
then i could get a film (also) and add a whole other category to my photography

btw.....how big can you get 35mm prints?
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