I am in the fact finding mode for a Stop Clock Pro. I am interested in any and all words and reviews of said timer. If you use one or have used one I would be interested in your impressions. The guys at RH Designs can chime in too. How has this timer improved your printing? Was this a positive experience? thanks for your time.
Hi Lee !
I own my Analyser pro for a year now.
It is the finest piece of equipment I've ever bought (to go in a darkroom) even superior to my Durst Laborator 1000 4x5 enlarger !
I was told to print finding the most important highlight in my print, finding a correct exposure for it, and then adjust contrast to get the dark tones right.
With this Analyser, things are done without printing ! you measure the highlights and shadows, and adjust time/contrast to put the LEDs on the proper position on the scale. The first print is a nearly perfect one (you only need to dodge/burn if the print requires it) !
So I save on paper, time, frustration, and I've tryed it on negs which were quite impossible to print, and it took me a few seconds to have a "correct" print ! Of course, the print you get is a fine unmanipulated one, so you will have, as usual, to close the outer edges, or darken the sky, or.... But even this is easiest because the tmer can measure this and give you the timing for the extra exposure needed !
I wonder why it took me so long to buy one ! And as you save on papers, it will pay for it soon .....
Add to this that it is a sturdy steel box made to last and you've a perfect piece of gear.
Hpe you will enjoy yours !