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Old 09-09-2018, 03:58 PM
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Default Best device to control chemical temperature

For as long as I can remember I did it the old fashion way. I did it by fiddling with the hot and cold water at the tap. Then keeping an eye on it with a thermometer. Thank goodness you get some degree of forgiveness in black and white processing.

That all changed with the addition of a new addition to the kitchen. The Sous Vide. Lol who would of thought, well after checking the web I found out once again I was a late comer to a good idea. In this case it was better late to the party than never coming.

Check it out. SOUS VIDE. It will open a new way to cook plus will help solve your water temperature control issues.
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The way I've long controlled the temperature of B&W chemicals, tanks, and water is to store water and everything else in a darkroom that is maintained between 65 and 75 degrees.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:48 AM
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When it comes to B&W my room temp is spot on most of the times. Not much to worry about. But I really want to do the color thing. Heck I even bought a color head for my enlarged 15 years ago. So I want to start with e6 then move to prints.

I tried e6 back when I was a tadpole. I though I would skimp on the temp control. And of course I was wrong.
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https://petapixel.com/2018/09/24/cin...lm-processing/


Who knew they have one already made for photographers. Just when you think you discover something you find out your a day late. This looks very cool and should really help solve the water temp issue.
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Well after sitting on the fence I pulled the trigger on this one in the link. I hope to get if by next weekend to give it a try. I am also curious to give it a try to mix chemicals. I'll let you know what I think about it once I get it and use it.
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How do I explain this new darkroom tool?

Let's just say it's better than sliced bread.

Total control is the first thing that comes to my mind. Consistency would be next. Easy would cap it off.

For as long as I remember I struggled with the hot and cold water. Sometimes I had to boil water sometimes I needed ice. If I was lucky doing black and white the room temp was just right.

Doing color work I could count on several thermometers, a lot of extra water and constant monitoring. It was a pain and demanded a lot of attention.

That is all gone now. Simple turn it on and place it in you water bath with your chemicals. I let it all come to temp, about a half hour, then forget about the temp for the rest of the time.

No more playing with the faucet, double and even triple checking the temp.

I love it and it has really taken a critical step in the processing of E6 and made it a non issue.
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