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Old 17th October 2021, 09:43 PM
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I'm Eddy from South Wales in the UK. I started B&W photography and processing when I was in my early twenties and haven't touched it since - which is about forty years!

This time round I'm going to try colour film processing. I've bought a Durst M800 enlarger with colour head with some other bits.

It seems like I'm re-buying a lot of equipment I used to own, including a Zorki 4K camera and Ilford Sporti (my dad had one).

I'm also extending into Minox 8x11 photography and processing. I've bought a developing tank for the Minox film and I've just found a 32mm recessed lens board for the Durst to fit my 30mm enlarger lens; that should be good enough to enlarge the miniature negatives.

I'm can't wait to see my first colour prints soon.

Looking forward to meeting you in the Forums!
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Old 17th October 2021, 11:23 PM
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Hi Eddy.

Yes, buying the stuff we used to own tends to happen a lot in film and darkroom photography!

Good luck with the colour - being somewhat colourblind, I don't (the colour-casts would be interesting!) but I know a few folks here do,
so ask if you need any help.

Have fun, Bob.
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Old 18th October 2021, 11:31 AM
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Old 18th October 2021, 05:03 PM
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Welcome! Colour printing sounds like a lot of fun, please share your results with us!
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Welcome Eddy and good luck with the colour prints

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Welcome Eddy, enjoy your time here!
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Old 19th October 2021, 09:26 PM
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Thank you all!

I spent today dismantling and cleaning the Durst M800 enlarger - there were a few cobwebs and a spider's skin inside the head. I'm going to live with the rust spots since it seems to be working okay. A bit of silicone lubricant has got all the moving parts on the column working much more smoothly and I tested the new 32mm recessed lens panel with a 30mm lens and it works well - ready for the Minox 8x11 negs.

I'm still collecting bits for the darkroom (but I'm not yet sure where to put the enlarger). I have my eye on the "Harry Potter" (what we jokingly call the understairs cupboard in our family) but it will take some negotiating!
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