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Did Ansel use densitometer in his book NEGATIVE ? How can I use spotmeter as densitometer can you help me ?
-- Martin Kapostas (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 14, 2001
Please, read Behind The Zone System, Phill Davis. There are instructions to do a adaptation to use Spotmeters as densitometer. Works well for me. Claudio
-- Claudio Szarfsztejn (email@example.com), May 14, 2001.
The correct title is Beyond the Zone System. A couple of companies make densitometers suitable for black and white work that only cost about $500--I believe you can find an advertisement for one in the back of Shutterbug or Photo Techniques.
-- Ed Buffaloe (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 14, 2001.
Or you can run the tests and pay someone a few bucks to read the negs for you. that is what i used to do before I bought my densitometer. Most good labs have them. If you cant find someone close by let me know. Kevin
-- Kevin Kolosky (email@example.com), May 14, 2001.
If you are going to be effectively learn and use the zone system, start out by purchasing a transmission densitometer. You can find them for $100 - $150 that work great. Relying on others to read the negs for you is OK, but I found it both time consuming and frustrating. Why play around with converting spotmeters when the real thing can be had at reasonable costs?
-- Michael Kadillak (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 14, 2001.