February 17, 2019

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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If you are unable to adjust the aperture and get the green light lit, then go to the standard setting and open the aperture by one stop and recalibrate the meter at this opening. Adjust the degree of enlargement and lens aperture to match your exposure data. Adjust the enlarger lens aperture until the green light is lit. How could anything be easier? Works both as an enlarging timer and for darkroom processing. You will need the enlarger height, exposure time and aperture, but record other data such as the filter used, exposure time and developing conditions.

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. Last edited by Argentum; 15th February at Method One, if you have not previously made prints: Is there someone that could kindly explain me how?

If the monitor will not be used for some time, remove the battery to prevent damage by leakage.

All apologies to Ilford for any copyright violations. When calibrating the monitor, judge only the density of the print – ignore colour balance. For example, you might want to create one for a flesh tone, or 18 percent gray, or a white highlight, or maybe D-MAX maximum black. Not only is this a great gadget that you shouldn’t be without–it’s easily affordable.


Ilford Electronic Darkroom Equipment

You must do a test strip for each negative you print to find the exact time for it and knowing that a 35mm neg printed on 8×10 at f8 will need an approximate time will put you close enough that your first test strip should be able to fine tune to exact time. It looks like we have at least three things in common: It was designed for black and white printing, and as such it has a limited range of sensitivity.

You can then use the highlight reading to determine, at a first try, a paper grade for the negative. But, at least you’ll know how close to correct the camera exposure was. Select a slide or negative, typical of those you wish to print.

I’ve done em1 good darkroom deed for the day. They show how sophisticated solid state electronics had penetrated most aspects of life by the early s. Take all readings in total darkness except for the light from the enlarger. Process the print in fresh chemicals, following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Ilford EM10 Exposure Monitor B&H Photo Video

Expose the paper using the same exposure time that you used for the calibration slide or negative. Your name or email address: Due to variations caused by using slightly different jlford for each negative and variations in lighting on each subject, the time for each print will be slightly different.

Rated 5 out of 5 by bigskymind from If you do darkroom, buy this thing. An EM10 is probably not what you think it is. Place the negative or slide and any filtration used in the enlarger.


If you’d like more help with your wet darkroom, or your digital darkroom printing, you can write to me iford specific questions care of Shutterbug, or send e-mail to: If there is any downside to the EM10, it is that I no longer write down my exposure settings. The Fishwick’s catalogue for Nov. Gossen Starlite Ilfor Meter. Switch on the monitor and adjust the calibration knob until the green LED is lit. I have one but have never used it. When calibrating the monitor with 20x25cm enlargements, the lens should be stopped down at least one or two f-stops and the calibration knob should be in approximately the centre of its scale.

Thanks, Rick — I tried to link directly to the PDF but failed — I did not read the instructions as I have never used one of those beasties. It does not need to be calibrated – it only needs to be consistent between use.


Expose the paper using the same exposure time that you used for the calibration negative or slide. When calibrating the monitor, judge only the density of the print; ignore colour balance. For negative printing, choose the brightest area of the image on the baseboard still showing detail.

Find all posts by Tony Marlow. This ensures there is enough latitude to open or close the lens when making larger or smaller prints, without changing the exposure time.

The slot is the electrical comnnector for the punch card reader, see right.