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Nov 09, 2014 01:54 |  #1

So, down at the Resale shop today, browsing around. (Really, I was looking for a couch. No luck...)

Tucked away in the corner I find a box... (Photo 1)
Sign on the flap says '3000 yen for the box'.

The graphic on the top looked sort of familiar so I opened it up...


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Nov 09, 2014 01:57 |  #2

Opened it up the rest of the way-- wait, is that a daylight processing tank!?

Yes! Three of them! The tall one has four 35mm reels and the medium sized one has a 124 reel!


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Nov 09, 2014 01:59 |  #3

(At the store, that metal tank was poking out of the top.)

Enlarger loupes... two easels, a contact printer that desperately needs the foam replaced, and two film thermometers! Wow, what a find! AND two working darkroom safelights, an enlarger bulb, and a safelight bulb!

I grabbed it immediately, then asked if the same person had dropped off anything else.. like the enlarger!

Unfortunately, no dice! =( I'll check some of the other shops in the area, and check back, as I might have just not been able to make myself understood. If not... Enlargers are pretty cheap these days, even in Japan, and Yodabashi camera has plenty of processing chemicals.


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Nov 09, 2014 02:44 |  #4

Brings back memories...


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Nov 09, 2014 06:05 |  #5

Digitally_Altered wrote in post #17260509 (external link)
Brings back memories...

Not only that, but also generated sadness. For a time lost. Developing and printing was fun, partly because you knew photography demanded some knowledge. When you achieved a good result, you knew it was an accomplishment - that some work went into it.

Not so today. Go to any public event and stand in the back. Watch the smartphones get raised into the air and you'll realize the only knowledge required today is how to hold something in the air and press a finger on a screen.


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Nov 09, 2014 07:32 |  #6

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #17260639 (external link)
Not only that, but also generated sadness. For a time lost. Developing and printing was fun, partly because you knew photography demanded some knowledge. When you achieved a good result, you knew it was an accomplishment - that some work went into it.

Not so today. Go to any public event and stand in the back. Watch the smartphones get raised into the air and you'll realize the only knowledge required today is how to hold something in the air and press a finger on a screen.

How are smartphone "photographers" all that different from Instamatic users of the 70's? Technology may have made it easier to take a good photo, but it hasn't become much easier to take a great one.




  
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Nov 09, 2014 07:53 |  #7

Makes me nostalgic. I'm moving and have to get rid of my darkroom equipment. I'll keep a few momentos but the rest will probably end up at goodwill




  
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Nov 09, 2014 07:54 |  #8

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Makes me nostalgic. I'm moving and have to get rid of my darkroom equipment. I'll keep a few momentos but the rest will probably end up at goodwill

Wot?

Got time for a post office run before you go?!


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Nov 09, 2014 08:14 |  #9

JacobAllison wrote in post #17260753 (external link)
Wot?

Got time for a post office run before you go?!

The cost and time involved in packing and shipping an enlarger and the miscellaneous stuff just doesnt make it worth the effort. If you were able to pick it up in person i would be happy to see it find a good home.




  
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Nov 09, 2014 09:25 |  #10

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How are smartphone "photographers" all that different from Instamatic users of the 70's? Technology may have made it easier to take a good photo, but it hasn't become much easier to take a great one.

The difference is that smartphone users may have photos 'stuck in the camera'later...so unless the non-savvy smartphone user tries hard to figure out how to transfer photos when they buy a new phone the photos are lost forever.

I know my wife's smartphone has no removable media slot in the phone, and she has no idea how to transfer photos from her phone to a PC via the USB cord unless I do it for her...whereas the Brownie shooters and Instamatic users of the past at least had boxes or drawers full of old photos which could be looked at decades later -- easily by family members finding the photos even after the shooter passed away.


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Nov 09, 2014 09:43 |  #11

Looking at this, I can smell the chemicals.




  
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Nov 09, 2014 15:48 |  #12

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Looking at this, I can smell the chemicals.

...I reminisce about the relaxation and enjoyment obtained by me from printing sessions in the darkroom!


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Nov 10, 2014 08:37 |  #13

I miss the Magic of seeing an image appear on a blank piece of paper.
And of course, asking if someone special wants to go into the darkroom and "See what develops". ;)


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Nov 10, 2014 23:09 |  #14

Wilt wrote in post #17260889 (external link)
The difference is that smartphone users may have photos 'stuck in the camera'later...so unless the non-savvy smartphone user tries hard to figure out how to transfer photos when they buy a new phone the photos are lost forever.

I know my wife's smartphone has no removable media slot in the phone, and she has no idea how to transfer photos from her phone to a PC via the USB cord unless I do it for her...whereas the Brownie shooters and Instamatic users of the past at least had boxes or drawers full of old photos which could be looked at decades later -- easily by family members finding the photos even after the shooter passed away.

Install your choice of online storage (MS One Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) and enable automatic uploads. I did this for my wife's phone, then shared her upload folder to my account so I can pull the ones I want into Lightroom.




  
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Nov 11, 2014 04:11 |  #15

Wilt wrote in post #17260889 (external link)
I know my wife's smartphone has no removable media slot in the phone, and she has no idea how to transfer photos from her phone to a PC via the USB cord unless I do it for her...whereas the Brownie shooters and Instamatic users of the past at least had boxes or drawers full of old photos which could be looked at decades later -- easily by family members finding the photos even after the shooter passed away.

true, I've heard the argument that most digital pics will be lost forever but with all the sharing across networks many digital pics will survive for a very long time




  
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