Find great deals for ILFORD EM10 Darkroom Printing Exposure Monitor Boxed. Shop with confidence on eBay!. Feb 13, I have pm’d you Tony. Very kind offer much appreciated. By the by, do you recommend any other metering assistance for determining exposure. Jun 19, Ilford EM10 Exposure Meter. Anyone have any experience using this meter. On a whim I bought one off of ebay for $20 delivered. It arrived.
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The monitor is easy to use. So being able to replicate a single brightness using an em10 is of no value. If one of the exposure times has not produced a correct density print, repeat steps 6 and 7 using different exposure times until the correct density is obtained.
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When calibrating the monitor with 20x25cm enlargements, the lens should be stopped down at least one or two f-stops and the calibration knob should be in approximately the centre of its scale. Find all posts by Tony Marlow.
Ilford DT Programmable Process Timer This picture to the left shows ilfodd DT Timer front and back; lower images and its watt power supply front and back, upper images. This device is extraordinary. Vaughn, that link can wm10 confusing because of a typo under USE 3. When I print with a dichroic enlarger, I always try to use an exposure time of 10 sec.
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You can use the meter to find a negative’s contrast by first zeroing the lens’ aperture on the shadows and then turning the EM knob for the highlights. Adjust the degree of enlargement and lens aperture to match your exposure data.
Obviously, you may have to further adjust it to deal with any over or under camera exposure on the film that might exist in the image that you are working with.
Find all posts by Dave miller. To calibrate the meter using the standard test negative in the enlarger, set at the aperture and enlarger height that was used to make the acceptable print.
Last edited by Argentum; 15th February at Originally Posted by Tony Marlow. Calibration; can be done by using one of two methods. It uses a 9V battery.
I have one but have never used it. Rated 5 out of 5 by Vladimir Piskunov from Compact and useful.
EM10 Exposure monitor instruction
The exposure monitor also automatically compensates for the change in exposure for different density colour filters in the enlarger. And, of course, slide film is the most ilforrd of all. Somewhere on the Web there is an article on how to use the meter to determine paper grade using highlight and shadow readings and a chart, but I don’t have a link to it to hand and have never tried it myself.
The enlarger lens may be set between f-stops for this purpose. Ensure the calibration knob is set to the appropriate calibration number. Nicholas Lindan Oct 27, It saves tons of trial and error testing. Switch on the monitor and adjust the calibration knob until the green LED is lit. Suggested exposure times for black and white and colour rm10 are 2, 4, 8, and 16 seconds.
Clip the ilforr into place. You simply place the EM on your easel, and position its sensor in the correct area of the projected image. The right hand red LED lights when too much light is reaching the baseboard. Jersey Channel Islands Posts: At least, I can’t remember the last time I put in a new one. I can repeat the picture at 5X7 and 8X10 and crop the photo at any elevation without wasting a single sheet of paper.
Using iltord strips is the way to learn.
Process the print in fresh chemicals, following the manufacturer’s recommendations. Ensure the calibration knob is set ot the appropriate calibration number. At that point, you have created a program.
While the instructions read “adjust the calibration knob until the green LED is lit” what they meant to say was – adjust the aperture ring on your enlarging lens until the LED is lit. As long as I’m using same ilrord, I can determine the proper exposure setting for other negatives by adjusting aperture till light turns green. Once you have set its dial to a number, you can then adjust your enlarger brightness until the meter light comes on.
The theoretically correct exposure level for any given photographic paper and negative combination can easily be determined. Switch on the monitor and adjust the calibration know until the green LED is lit. Picture showing the edge of the DT