Can color densitometers also do black and white?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
I am interested in buying a densitiometer but most densitiometers appear to be made for color. Can a color unit be also used for black and white? Sincerely, Jerry Cunningham
-- Jerry Cunningham (email@example.com), May 12, 2002
Yes color densitometers will do B&W negs, I teach a lot of B&W negative classes, and I own four densitometers. I have two old? Kodak opticals, and two newer X-rite digitals. The old kodaks which can be found for well under a hundred dollars were within .01 of the newer x-rite's and the specs for both are +-.02 This is using four different calibrated step wedges.The kodaks are for color also.
Unless you are testing a lot of different films,you wouldn't find that big of a need. I only use them because of the testing for film speeds in my classes. Hope that answers a few of your questions.
-- Don Cameron (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 2002.