I am supposed to have a holiday in Spore but as soon as I arrived, my son decided that his Chinese New Year project was to build a darkroom in our store room. He has bought a few pieces of good equipment for a song. Thanks to the digital age, everyone is trying to unload these lovely equipment that would have cost a fortune when new.
He had received so many donations of printing paper, chemicals, films and all those other goodies (junk depends on which side of the fence you are on) that are too many to mention.
Here are some of the lovely equipment to wet your appetite. So stay tuned as we try to document our progress.
1. Jobo Duolab
This equipment has the capability to process E6 slide films, C41 process and BnW film. It also has the capability to process color prints from positive, negative color films and BnW negatives. The process is automated too.
2. Back view of the Jobo Duolab
3. Meopta Opemus 6 enlarger with a Colorhead 3
This enlarger is very sturdy and has a color head to enlarge color slides, color negatives and BnW negatives. One can print negative sizes up to 6x6 from our medium format cameras such as the Hasselblad, Rolleiflex, Mamiya C330 and Shanghai Seagull. We have coupled the enlarger with Rodenstock (Rodagon) and Schneider (Componon) enlarging lenses.