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Darkroom rental in Germany - Rolleijoe - 30-06-2006

[color="#3366FF"]Hi there. First of all let me say that I'm glad to find this English language forum here. Just wish my German were better so I could enjoy them all.



I'm planning a photography trip to Germany in about 90 days, should be there 6 weeks or so. Staying with friends in Dresden, and traveling to/photographing the major cities + surrounding Eastern countries.



While in Germany, would like to try different photographic papers & film developers, in order to restock my darkroom here in the states. I know I'll be using Efke 100 for my standard film, and am anxious to try the Fomapan 400 as an APX 400 replacement.



Is there a darkroom to rent in Germany? I've heard that here @ Fotoimpex there is one? Would make things very easy to purchase supplies & print before leaving. Don't want to take the chance of having exposed film X-rayed in the airports.



Thanks for any/all replies!



Bis bald,



Joe[/color]



Darkroom rental in Germany - Mirko Boeddecker - 01-07-2006

Hi Joe,



unfortunately we had to close our rental darkroom due to lack of demand and exploding costs.

But we plan to set up a smaller, more exclusive (and also more expensive) place sometimes in Oktober, unless we find someone who takes over the rental lab in the next weeks.



In any ways we never had a film developing place set up there just paper printing.



If you want to work for many hours on just a few days we can probably set up something on the side for you (especially if you buy the film from us in the first place :-).

It depends on what you need.



Regards,



Mirko



This was the rental lab: www.mietlabor.de


Darkroom rental in Germany - Rolleijoe - 01-07-2006

[quote name='Mirko Boeddecker' post='7983' date='01-07-06, 03:18 ']Hi Joe,



unfortunately we had to close our rental darkroom due to lack of demand and exploding costs.

But we plan to set up a smaller, more exclusive (and also more expensive) place sometimes in Oktober, unless we find someone who takes over the rental lab in the next weeks.



In any ways we never had a film developing place set up there just paper printing.



If you want to work for many hours on just a few days we can probably set up something on the side for you (especially if you buy the film from us in the first place :-).

It depends on what you need.



Regards,



Mirko



This was the rental lab: www.mietlabor.de[/quote]



[color="#FF0000"]Hi Mirko,



Thanks very much for your fast reply. Sorry to hear about the rental darkroom closing. Yes, I'd like to print for a few days, trying the various papers (espacially different Foma & Efke papers), at least 8-10 hours each day if possible.



Processing at my friend's apartment in Dresden is no problem, I only need a place to print the negatives. I shoot mainly Rolleiflex 3.5E TLR but also Contax G, and print as full frame.



Am also interested in the European sized papers vs American sizes. Plus, trying the ATM developer you recommend with the Fomapan 400. Do you also happen to stock Rodinal Special? Of course, I am happy to

purchase all my needs from Fotoimpex!



Many thanks for accomodating my needs when I'm there. Fotoimpex is truly deserving of the high reputation

of customer service & providing supplies to traditional b&w photographers.



Many thanks,



Joe
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