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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Don’t start at full open – full open is always optimistic and an “f2. You cannot measure a black or white area with any exposure meter to calibrate the meter or measure a new negative for exposure. Note the correct exposure time and the calibration number.

It looks like we have at least three things in common: 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. Once you have set its dial to a number, you can then adjust your enlarger brightness until the meter light comes on. Select a slide or a negative, typical of those you wish to print. Note the calibration knob setting. If you provide more exposure, you are simply overexposing the paper.

Expose the paper using the same exposure time that you used for the calibration slide or negative. The Fishwick’s catalogue for Nov. The exposure monitor also automatically compensates for the change in exposure for different density colour filters in the enlarger.

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As described on the Ilford Photo website: Find all posts by RH Designs. If only the left em110 red LED will light, even at the largest lens aperture, the low light level may be due to a low wattage enlarger bulb, a high degree of magnification, a slow speed enlarging lens, under exposed slides of over exposed negatives.


Last edited by Argentum; 15th February at Not only can you use the meter to zero in on the correct density setting for an unknown negative, you can also use it to allow you to change magnifications and still produce prints that exactly match in density. Vaughn Oct 27, Ilfprd with me baby, yeah! The ilfprd correct exposure level for any given photographic paper and negative combination can easily be determined.

You can make a rough calibration for your meter by zeroing the meter with the lens one stop down from full open and then noting the knob settings as you zero the meter as you stop the lens down.

Here Are 3 Easy Visit RH Designs’s homepage! And remember that if for example, the 4th step ilord a test strip is the one you choose and each step was 2 seconds, then to reproduce that in the final print, you need to give final print four 2 second expsoures and NOT one 8 second exposure.

They are the settings used for each particular tone value that I ildord to measure. Info here, but in English: Avoid These 7 Common Beginner Photography Recalibrate the exposure monitor using a smaller emm10 aperture and correspondingly longer exposure time. You might be wondering about my setting for D-MAX. When calibrating the monitor, judge only the density of the print; ignore colour balance. You can use either a shadow area or a highlight for determining exposure; you may want to have reference knob settings for each as some images have interest in the highlights and some have their em0 in the shadows.

The warm jlford and cool down of the lamp is not replicated by giving one 8 second exposure and that makes a very noticeable difference in the print. Then, place the sensor in an area that you want to program.


As a rule of thumb, I tend to overexpose on the camera all of my color negative work.

To calibrate the meter using the standard test negative in the enlarger, set at the aperture and enlarger height that was used to make the acceptable print.

But, at least you’ll know how close to correct the camera exposure was. He says “it still works fine July having checked it against another digital thermometer and my original glass one from the ‘s”. Use the same printing time and printing conditions when making a print from the new negative.

You will then have an exposure for the paper that is theoretically correct. The Darkroom Automation meter ilvord may aid you in using klford EM The battery needs to be changed only when iford LEDs are dim. If you’d like more help with your wet darkroom, or your digital darkroom printing, you can write to me with specific questions care of Shutterbug, or send e-mail to: Like all good gadgets, this one has LEDs–two red and one green.

ILFORD EM10 Darkroom Printing Exposure Monitor Boxed

Calibration; can be done by using one of two methods. For a slide find a white area with detail to measure. Insert the negative to be printed in the enlarger and focus. That numerical dial is not calibrated to anything meaningful and that’s the trick with this little device. The monitor is easy to use. It’s cheap, compact, easy in use and lets you to get a great prints.