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as time goes by

Toronto. The first T in the TNT film processing method ┬ástands for Time. Using a darkroom tank or a daylight tank, it was necessary to use this method of processing a film. Many companies offered a decent timer. This one … Continue reading

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doin’ it in the dark

Toronto, When light sensitive media were very slow and insensitive to the lower end of the spectrum (reds, oranges), the photographer’s eye could judge a fully developed image by subdued light or reddish illumination. About a century ago, flexible roll … Continue reading

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marking time

Toronto. Mid last century, the big deal in timers was the massive GraLab series. Now a days these beautiful instruments of a by-gone era are often collectibles – or pop up in a kitchen or living room as a practical … Continue reading

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time after time

Toronto. Back around 1960, I built my first darkroom. After an enlarger, my first purchase was a Gralab timer. This was when I first began developing and printing at home – high school and my time in Labrador and northern … Continue reading

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Time after Time…

Toronto. We casually use our┬ácamera’s self timer today, but there was a time when such devices were a luxury and available only as an accessory. Leitz made its self timer for the Leica from 1938 – 1965. The little cylindrical … Continue reading

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