I have started to get new hardware to improve my workflow, and to be honest, makes it faster and easier.
That includes a Jobo CPE2 film/paper processor, a Durst Modular 70 Micro Memory color photo enlarger, a dangerous paper dryer, various trays/easel etc.
JOBO CPE2 film and paper processor
It’s a tempered bath with rotating tanks, I got two tanks, one for films, and a giant one for paper, I do not plan to use the paper one yet.
It also have space to put bottles of dev/fix/etc. to be tempered.
Durst Modular 70 – Micro Memory (+ various)
A color photo enlarger with some automatic measurement capabilities, I need a test film for that, so I’m using it with the builtin timing function and the remote.
It can handle 35mm and 6×7 with the same film holder, the mixing/condenser can do both with a sliding switch.
I have a Meopta 5,6/50 lens for it.
I am planning to build a cart to be able to move it easily, and store trays/contact printer etc. with it.
Since I have fiber based paper I need to dry them, I acquired an old drying thing but it is absolutely dangerous.
The resistor mesh is nearly touching the case, it looks terrifyingly awful, I am in the process of sourcing a 20x30cm silicon heater pad that will safely heat the plate around 40-50°C or more.
Contact print & easel
Not received them yet.
I did get some old paper with the enlarger, perfect to try and learn the process.
I couldn’t wait getting all the hardware, so I did a test print in caffenol, could have got more exposure, but hey, it works !