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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This ensures there is enough latitude to open or close the lens when making larger or smaller ilord, without changing the ulford time. All it does it does is make its little light come on when the enlarger brightness reaches a level as set ilforc its numerical dial.

Not only is this a great gadget that you shouldn’t be without–it’s easily affordable. The EM10 exposure monitor allows you to determine the exposure required for black and white and colour print making. It looks like we have at least three things in common: Once calibrated, exposure determination from one slide to another or from one colour or black and white negative to another is simply a matter of measuring the light level of a particular area of the image, and then varying the enlarger lens aperature until the green LED on the exposure monitor is lit.

ILFORD EM10 Darkroom Printing Exposure Monitor Boxed

Ilforc the correct exposure time and the calibration number. Find all posts by Richard Gould. Leigh B Oct 27, You cannot measure a black or white area with any exposure meter to calibrate the meter or measure a new negative for exposure.

And, of course, slide film is the most sensitive of all. For slides Ilforchrom printing measure a white area with detail.

Do Your Portraits Look Flat? Ilford DT30 Digital Thermometer. Remember that the paper speed can vary a little from one emulsion batch to the next, and the brand, working strength, freshness, temperature, processing time and agitation of the paper developer all have an impact on print density. I’d always been told shadows are NOT the ilrord target, because after a point, black is black, and it is very easy to have a wide range of exposures deliver maximum black – ie anything beyond a certain threshold will still deliver DMax in a liford area, but the lowest olford exposure to deliver DMax may render an area you want middle gray somewhere between Zone V and Zone VII.


Either way, I don’t think it will save you much paper in test strips if that was what you were hoping. I must give it a go someday. Using test strips is the way to learn. As described on the Ilford Photo website: 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. In order to program the EM with black and white or color ilfordd filmfirst you have to make a good print by trial and error.

It must be said that it’s not liford accurate, at least in part because the dial is too small to read accurately. If the monitor will not be used for some time, remove the battery to prevent damage by leakage. Rated 5 out of 5 by Vladimir Piskunov from Compact and useful.

At that point, you have the exact density needed to make the print. 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. Last edited by Argentum; 15th February at To ensure accurate readings, switch off the safelight when using the EM10 exposure monitor.

Shen Hao with lens, meter, dev tanks etc. I can get a terrific print with the initial exposure no matter the enlarger elevation simply by placing the meter’s eye in an appropriate shadow and rotating the aperture ilgord until I get the green light.

Process the print in fresh chemicals, following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

fm10 The program numbers shown right that I’ve written on the bottom of it are for use with Kodak’s PolyMax paper. Whitetail in the Snow.

Ildord of the Lillies. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. It is preferred to measure the standard negative and the new negative to be printed with no variable contrast filter in the enlarger filter holder or drawer and record in your notes the calibration and new negative when measured without the filter.


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The red light signifies the light level is too low. That long of an exposure is necessary to deal with the quartz-halogen bulb’s filament as it warms up to its full brightness and as it cools down to its off setting. Visit RH Designs’s homepage! In short, although I think it is reasonably useful in theory, for me it is too fussy in use and you’d be better off with standard test strips or, at best, use the EM10 to get you within perhaps half of a stop and use that value as a basis for your test strip – ‘though as Rob says, you will get pretty good at estimating exposure time for common print sizes, assuming your negatives are fairly consistent.

At that point, you have created a program. With the slide or negative and recommended filtration in the enlarger – adjust the enlarger height or obtain a 20x25cm 8×10″ image on the base board. I was just looking for the same thing yesterday, and have fortunately found it in an old usenet forum.

If you wish to crop the negative to be printed, first measure the print as described above as a full frame negative and then crop and re-measure to make the uncropped print. If you use a continuous-light enlarger, then you need one, too. The monitor is easy to use. Keeps notes of print cropping, time and aperture on the back of your work prints.

Ilford EM10 Exposure Meter? – Film and Darkroom User

Ilford EM10 Exposure Meter? You can then use the highlight reading to determine, at a first try, a paper grade for the negative. Find all posts by Mike O’Pray.