New f-Stop Timer from Darkroom Automation

Discussion in 'PHOTRIO Advertisers Forum' started by Nicholas Lindan, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Nicholas Lindan

    Nicholas Lindan Advertiser Advertiser

    Sep 2, 2006
    Cleveland, O
    Multi Format
    The new f-Stop timer from
    Darkroom Automation

    With these features:

    o 300 steps of non-volatile memory
    - Room to keep the sequences for your most popular prints in
    memory - ready for whenever you need them and with no re-
    - Room to experiment when you design a print's exposure
    sequence; keep several approaches in memory at the same

    o Easy memory programming
    - The timer's prompting display, menus and consistent
    operation make programming easy
    - On-the fly programming, no special programming mode
    - Insert, delete and modify steps at any time

    o Split filter printing
    - High and low contrast channels; the timer prompts for
    filter changes
    - Separate control of exposure and contrast
    - Either high or low contrast can be exposed first for the
    base exposure
    - Extensive dodge and burn support
    . Convenient optional combined dodge & burn sequence for
    prints made at one contrast: only one sequence to edit
    and modify
    . Separate dodge and burn sequences for prints made with
    varying dodge and burn contrast
    . Dodge and burn contrasts remain constant with changes to
    base exposure

    o Ease of operation
    - Automatically advances through steps when executing a
    memorized exposure, loops back to the beginning
    - No doubled up keys, consistent operation, clear display

    o Extremely powerful and flexible dodging and burning; dodges
    and burns in stops +/- the base exposure
    - Only timer with a dedicated dodging mode
    . Any number of dodges; timer splits and combines dodges
    so they fit into the exposure time, i.e. combines a 1
    stop dodge and a 2 stop dodge
    . Changes to a dodge exposures do not change the base
    exposure, burn exposures or other dodge exposures; no
    ripple-through effects
    - Burning and progressive burning
    . Any number of base burns
    . Any number of burns within a base burn
    . Any number of burns within burns within burns within...
    . Store and return to way-points in burning sequences

    o Automatic test strips and test prints
    - Progressive test strips at any starting exposure and any
    exposure stop interval
    - Sequences of individual test prints at increasing exposures

    o More
    - Programmable cold-light start-up delay
    - Compensate for changes in paper speed - enter one value
    when using a new box of paper and all exposures are
    - Percentage compensation for dry-down
    - Can be set to work as an ordinary 'seconds' timer

    Owners of the original f-Stop Timer can have their units upgraded
    to the latest model. See website for details.
  2. jstraw

    jstraw Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Topeka, Kans
    Multi Format
    Wow, if this had been available when I was making my purchasing decision, it woulda been a contender! Sounds great.