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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This picture to the left shows the DT Timer front and back; lower images and its watt power supply front and back, upper images. Ilford EM10 Exposure Meter?

Ilford EM10 Exposure Monitor B&H Photo Video

Not only is this a great gadget that you shouldn’t be without–it’s easily affordable. When I print with a dichroic enlarger, I always try to use an exposure time of 10 sec.

Place the meter in the brightest ilfotd area with detail. Adjust the degree of enlargement and lens aperture to match your exposure data. Log in or register to post comments. That number is the “program.

For negative printing, choose the brightest area of the image on the base-board still showing detail. I was looking at SDS last night and he has a number of things whose prices compare very well with the famous “bay”.

If only the left hand red LED will light, even at the largest lens aperture, the ilfford 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.

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The need to take a highlight reading means you are reading through a dense part of the negative which means the resulting light level is too low for an accurate reading if any! The battery needs to be changed only when the LEDs are dim. That long of an exposure is necessary to deal with the quartz-halogen bulb’s filament as it warms up to its full brightness and as it cools down to its off setting. Rick Jones Oct 27, Info here, but in English: And remember that if for example, the 4th step of 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.

I use my EM for black and white as well as color printing. Keeps notes of print cropping, time and aperture on the back of your work prints. Leave this field blank.

EM10 Exposure monitor instruction

Make a note of the number that the dial is pointing to. Valley of the Lillies. For a slide find a white area with detail to measure.

In total darkness, except for the light fro the enlarger, place the monitor on the enlarger baseboard. If you’d like more help with your wet darkroom, or your digital darkroom printing, you can write ilfor me with specific questions care of Shutterbug, or send e-mail to: Visit RH Designs’s homepage! Works both as an enlarging timer and for darkroom processing.

At least, I can’t remember the last time I put in a new one. I’d always been told shadows are NOT the preferred target, because after a point, black is black, and it is very easy to have a wide range of exposures deliver maximum black – ie anything beyond a certain threshold will still deliver DMax in a shadow area, but the lowest possible exposure to deliver DMax may render an area you want middle gray somewhere between Zone V and Zone VII. The left hand red LED lights when insufficient light is reaching the baseboard.


You can use the meter to find a negative’s contrast by first zeroing the lens’ aperture on the shadows and then turning the EM knob for the highlights.

Suggested exposure times for black and white and colour negatives are 2, 4, 8, and 16 seconds. Find all posts by Mike O’Pray.

Nicholas Lindan Oct 27, If one of the exposure times has not produced a correct density print, repeat steps 6 and 7 using different exposure times ioford the correct density is obtained.

Originally Posted by Tony Marlow. Ilford EM10 Exposure Monitor.

Ilford EM10

The light sensitive cell on the monitor is positioned so it is close to the enlarger baseboard during use, and accurately measures the amount of light received by the paper. Here it is by Greg Major: The recommended procedure to use the Ilford EM10 Exposure Monitor is to first make an acceptable, full frame print to serve as a standard and record all pertinent exposure and printing data.

If the monitor will not be used for some time, remove the battery to prevent damage by leakage. Rated 5 out of 5 by bigskymind from If you do darkroom, buy this thing.