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The future of personal densitometry. What is available in multifunction densitometers and color analyzers and tips on their use.
Added Info DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Mar-Apr 1988 (v.9#2) pg. 2

How to use the Beseler/Minolta 45A enlarging light source and analyzer to measure b&w transmission densities.
Correction DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Jan-Feb 1988 (v.9#1) pg. 2

Color printing without guesswork. Part 4. Converting your color analyzer to make color reflection readings from your test prints.

Use an enlarging exposure meter and a calculator having a log base 10 function to eliminate the need for a conventional densitometer when making film/developer tests.

Using a color analyzer to its full potential. Examining how color analyzers work and three applications: Projection color densitometery, controlled color print making and density transference.
Added Info DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES May-Jun 1989 (v.10#3) pg. 2

Advice on selecting a color analyzer or density meter for use when printing from B&W or color transparencies.

Tips on programming a color analyzer using a master color negative.

Annual enlarging meter buying guide.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1979 (v.1#6) pg. 45

Annual color analyzer buying guide.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1979 (v.1#7) pg. 28

How to use an ordinary light bulb and your eye to make surprisingly accurate enlarging exposure estimates without the need for an enlarging meter.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1979 (v.1#7) pg. 68

Make quick and easy jumbo size proofs with your enlarger. Fasten this beamsplitter to your enlarger lens so that you can meter the light with an ohmmeter. This will speed up the proof making process.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1981 (v.3#5) pg. 74

Tip: Take a "self portrait" before starting to film color scenics. This becomes the "standard negative" for analyzers which are programmed for proper flesh tones.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1982 (v.4#7) pg. 15

Tone matching the easy way. An easy-to-build light-sensing meter makes it easier to match skin tones from a variety of negatives.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1982 (v.4#8) pg. 32

All about color analyzers. What is available and tips on their uses.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1983 (v.5#2) pg. 36

Tips on taking exposure readings when making color prints from slides.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1987 (v.9#1) pg. 10

Tips and tricks you may find handy in your color darkroom. (1) Conserving on paper. (2) Freeing film of fingerprints. (3) On-easel enlarger metering. (4) Warming chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1987 (v.9#1) pg. 57

Build an enlarging comparator. A printing tool that expedites routine printing by eliminating the need for additional test strips or for making mathematical exposure calculations when changing print sizes. Est. cost: $25.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1987 (v.9#2) pg. 64
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1987 (v.9#4) pg. 6
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1989 (v.11#1) pg. 3

Color analyzers. An introduction to how they work.
DARKROOM TECHNIQUES Sep 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 28

How to use a color analyzer to determine the filtration needed when making color slides from color negatives.
DARKROOM TECHNIQUES Sep-Oct 1983 (v.4#5) pg. 19

An enlarging light-meter for photographic printing incorporates a comparitor circuit designed specifically for photo work. Est. cost: $25.

Enlarging exposure meter.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Mar 1965 (v.8#2) pg. 48

Build a Zonal Enlarging Meter which tells how light or dark each area of the picture will turn out, based on a selected standard exposure time for your enlarger.
ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1996 (v.67#11) pg. 43

Enlarger light meter aids in repeating good exposure.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1970 (v.10#4) pg. 46

Build your own darkroom color analyzer. Determine the correct filter pack makeup and exposure timing before making the print. Est. cost: $15 and up.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1974 (v.14#5) pg. 31

Darkroom printing meter for B&W papers. Repeatably good results can be gotten once an acceptable print has been produced at 10, 15, or 20 seconds exposure, using this meter.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1975 (v.15#4) pg. 57

Enlarging Photometer uses five light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to indicate the direction and amount of aperture-stop movement needed to set enlarger lens. Easier to read than meters and cheaper than digital readouts. Est. cost: $10.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1976 (v.16#2) pg. 70

Darkroom printing meter. Turn dial until two LED lamps turn on and you know the "correct" printing time. Estimated cost: $7-$15.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1980 (v.20#2) pg. 73

Darkroom contrast meter tells you the standard contrast paper grade for an "average" negative. The meter covers paper grades zero to five.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1980 (v.20#5) pg. 53

Darkroom light meter (spotmeter) for reading negative density. Uses surface-mounting assembly techniques to connect conventional parts.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jan 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 33

Setting up and using color analyzers. Some tips.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1989 (v.38#10) pg. 6

Personal computer meets photography. BASIC language computer program does the necessary calculations to determine exposure times when making enlargements. Requires a densitometer to measure the highlight density of each negative to be printed. Program can select paper grade and calculate exposure time and f-stop for any size print.

How to construct a beginner's photo enlarging meter. Operates at constant exposure time of 10 seconds. You change f-stop on enlarger lens to provide correct amount of light.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #546 Nov 1973 (v.69) pg. 70

A color film analyzer. Takes the guesswork out of determining the best color balance when printing from color negatives and slides to assure consistent results.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 36

Darkroom exposure meter measures the amount of light coming from your enlarger when projecting a negative.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1990 (v.7#8) pg. 40
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1990 (v.7#11) pg. 9

How to use the Science & Mechanics enlarging exposure meter. Includes modification of probe.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1967 (v.31#9) pg. 44

How to use the Science & Mechanics darkroom meter to determine the proper paper contrasts for different negatives.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1967 (v.31#10) pg. 14

Making your own standard negative for use with an enlarging meter.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1968 (v.32#3) pg. 16

Tips on using the Luna-Pro light meter as an enlarging meter.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1969 (v.33#7) pg. 52

Results of test with two integration type enlarging meters, the Patterson and the Spiratone.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1972 (v.36#1) pg. 70

What to look for when buying a CdS enlarging exposure meter.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1972 (v.36#4) pg. 68

Incorrect enlarger exposure meter readings may be caused by reciprocity law failure.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1972 (v.36#10) pg. 46

Convert an inexpensive ohmmeter into an enlarging meter by attaching a cadmium sulfide photocell to the meter.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1981 (v.45#10) pg. 137

How to use color analyzers to make consistent, high-quality color prints with a minimum of waste in time and materials.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1982 (v.46#8) pg. 76

How an inexpensive color analyzer can help pay for itself. Some tips.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1986 (v.50#2) pg. 18

Exposure meter for your darkroom work. What they can, and can't, do for you.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1988 (v.52#4) pg. 10

How a color analyzer can make printing easier. Tips on using such devices.
PHOTO METHODS FOR INDUSTRY Mar 1974 (v.17#3) pg. 6

Using an enlarger exposure meter to speed the making of fixed-size enlargements at various magnification and aperture settings.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 16
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES May-Jun 1997 (v.18#3) pg. 21

Color negative film base and its impact on color correction when using a color analyzer.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES May-Jun 1997 (v.18#3) pg. 11

How to use a hand-held incident light meter in the darkroom as an enlarging meter.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Sep 1978 (v.7#5) pg. 82

How to make a meterstick, a device used to determine the proper exposure time for prints of different sizes, once you have determined the time for a good print.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1981 (v.10#1) pg. 93
Correction PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1981 (v.10#4) pg. 92

Exposure meters for enlargers. What is available and tips on their use.
PHOTOMETHODS Sep 1987 (v.30#9) pg. 11
Added Info PHOTOMETHODS Jan 1988 (v.31#1) pg. 6

Build a zonal enlarging meter which lets you measure any area of the enlarger's projected image and adjust the lens opening until that area is as light or as dark as you want it to be.

Printing exposure light meter measures enlarger light intensity with accuracy and repeatability.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1970 (v.33#4) pg. 60

Accessory for VTVM or TVM allows it to be used as a darkroom enlarging meter to indicate exposure times from 1 to 100 seconds.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1973 (v.3#2) pg. 102
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1973 (v.3#4) pg. 8

Enlarging exposure meter. Place a light probe on copy board and turn a dial to determine the proper exposure time for a given combination of paper and developer.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1973 (v.4#5) pg. 72

Automatic photo enlarger controller picks up reflected light from the projected image and turns off the enlarger when enough light has reached the paper. Est. cost: $51.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1974 (v.5#4) pg. 51

Build a wide-range photometer and enlarger exposure meter. A high-resolution instrument with 0.01-, 0.1-, 1.0- and 10-foot-candle ranges that are usable down to 0.0005 foot-candle. Neutral density filters extend upper range to 10,000 foot-candle. Exposure time ranges include 0 to 25, 50, and 100 seconds.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1975 (v.7#5) pg. 48

Enlarging meter circuit uses a light-dependent resistor mounted in a tube.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 26

An enlarging light-meter for photographic prints. Est. cost: $25.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 31

Make your own electronic enlarging meter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1971 (v.135#1) pg. 124

How to get the most out of under-$50 enlarging meters.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1967 (v.60#2) pg. 108

Color analyzers. What they are, how they work and how to use them.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1978 (v.82#3) pg. 117

Should you buy a color analyzer before or after you learn how to print color?
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1982 (v.89#12) pg. 26

How to test a color analyzer to determine if it is working properly.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1983 (v.90#9) pg. 20

How to use a color analyzer when making color prints.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1985 (v.92#5) pg. 12

How to choose a color analyzer for making color prints from negatives and slides.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1985 (v.92#10) pg. 37

Circuit for a contrast meter that can be used to help choose the right grade of paper.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1984 (v.55#12) pg. 77

Photometer. Make perfect enlargements with this darkroom helper. Uses 7 LEDs to indicate which paper grade to use for that particular negative.
SCIENCE & ELECTRONICS [2] May-Jun 1981 (v.21#3) pg. 67

Build a darkroom print perfector. Simple electronic enlarging meter will help speed up your print making and eliminate waste. Estimated cost: $7-$15.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall 1980 pg. 68

Build this photometer for perfect darkroom exposures. LEDs show you which grade of standard paper to use for any negative.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1982 pg. 96

Light meter for darkroom use.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Aug 1963 (v.209#2) pg. 124

Analyzing portraits. Using enlarger analyzers to achieve perfect skin tone densities when printing portraits.
SHUTTERBUG #342 Mar 1999 (v.28#5) pg. 222