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19th August 2012, 06:49 PM
What is a Minolta Auto Spot Mask II? OK found the answer
Can anyone tell me what a Minolta Auto Spot Mask II does when placed on a Minolta Auto Meter III. I have searched the web even pasted it in the Minolta site with no luck.
Was used in the darkroom days
Last edited by russellsnr; 19th August 2012 at 06:56 PM.
19th August 2012, 11:10 PM
Re: What is a Minolta Auto Spot Mask II? OK found the answer
For measuring exposures of an enlarger in a darkroom. It was pretty much a necessity if you wanted to control whites, blacks and mid-tones. You also had to be very familiar with the characteristics of the papers you were using as well as the developers. A lot of information to keep in your head or in a note-pad. I typically stuck to about 4 papers and a couple of developers but there were lots from various suppliers to choose from. Ansel Adams didn't get those prints by flipping a light on for 15 seconds over Velox.
Last edited by Andrew1; 19th August 2012 at 11:29 PM.