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04. Darkroom
Set up mobile archival washer at my home

Set up mobile archival washer at my home

Several years ago, purchased old archival washer for wet process at Yahoo auction site, which can accept the paper size till 14x17inch. My house is very small size since it is typical Kyoto town house, which was at least built in 1901 (117 years ago ) according to the copy of a registration certificate in...
Wet processing (Hasselblad 503CX + Planar C80mm )

Wet processing (Hasselblad 503CX + Planar C80mm )

In last weekend, enjoyed Wet Processing with film from Hasselblad 503CX + Planar C80mm. My cats at home, Gurepi & Kuropi and Mont-Blanc of Maeda Coffee appear.       Fuji B690 was used for enlarging with 6X6 format.
Focomat 1C coming into my home

Focomat 1C coming into my home

 I already have had Leitz Valoy II. So I didn’t have any plan to get Focomat 1C.  Several months ago, a gentleman sent me the message that he is looking for someone who might receive the darkrooom tools for wetprocessing. His father was enthusiast of wetprocessing of film photo, especially large size enlargement of printing....
Great meisters of maintenance of Hasselblad in Japan

Great meisters of maintenance of Hasselblad in Japan

  In last month, I purchased the classic model (Hasselblad 503CX, A12 film magazine and Carl Zeiss Planar C80mm f2.8 T*). But my 503CX and Planar C80mm had the problems. In case of 503CX, I purchased it at Shinbashi Ichi Camera. I asked the repairment to the shop. Fortunately the camera shop has the contract with Hatsumi...
Resart self-development at my home

Resart self-development at my home

Yesterday it was the first self-development of film at my home after I moved from Chiba to Kyoto. It was the last time to do it in the previous home in Chiba in Jan 2015.  About 2 years blank. Within next month, I also would like to restart the printing with enlarger ( Leitz Valoy...
Cutting edge view sniper

Cutting edge view sniper

Started the prepartion to move to Kyoto. Past prints are also in the alignment. I dind’t see recently my 1st print with fiber base printing paper. I like the very compact camera, Ricoh GR1V, with the cutting edge sharp view.
Present to a provision dealer at Dihua Street inTaipei, Taiwan

Present to a provision dealer at Dihua Street inTaipei, Taiwan

In autumn season, 2012, I went Dihua street to visit familiar tea leaves shop. On the way, I came across pretty cat, who was kept by a provision dealer. I took the cat with Canon EOS1V & Kodak T-MAX400. Although it was 1.5 years ago, I made the printing by wet process with Valoy II....
In Zurich, Nov 2013, at Night (2)

In Zurich, Nov 2013, at Night (2)

On the street in Zurich, Swiss. Camera: Leica M3 Lens: Summilux 50mm F1.4 ver.2 Film: ILFORD Delta 400 Professional Self-development with Kodak D76 Film Scan with EPSON GT-F600
In Zurich, Nov 2013, at Night

In Zurich, Nov 2013, at Night

In last year, I went to Swiss. In Zurich the distributed illumination was beautiful. Camera: Leica M3 Lens: Summilux 50mm F1.4 ver.2 Film: ILFORD Delta 400 Professional Self-development with Kodak D76 Film Scan with EPSON GT-F600
How to create holder of multigrade filter for Valoy

How to create holder of multigrade filter for Valoy

The Valoy II arrived at my new darkroom at my home. But there is an issue. Valoy doen’t have the holder of multigrade filter. So I considered several ways to put the filter to Valoy. And finally when I went Daiso, which is Japan’s famous 1 coin shop, bassically all 100JPY for almost all selling...
Leitz Valoy II is now at my home!

Leitz Valoy II is now at my home!

Now Valoy II arrived at new darkroom of my home. New enlarger at my home, originally uploaded by Minochage. It has been really my dream.I’m excited about the fact that it exist actually at my home. According to shop owner, my Valoy was imported from Europe. The lamp house, plywood compressed base plate and metal...
Start operation at new darkroom at my home.

Start operation at new darkroom at my home.

During winter vacation (’13 Dec 27th to ’14 Jan 5th), I prepared new darkroom at my home. Leitz Valoy II doesn’t arrive yet. So I started the darkroom operation with the conventional Fuji B690 in Jan 13th. But a problem happened. I covered the surface of glass window with the plywood board to shut the...