Equipment

We currently house 7 enlargers which all print at least medium format negatives. All equipment in The Asheville Darkroom is donated by the community or on indefinite loan — we aim to be as professional as possible but please expect a bit of wear and tear!

 

BW #1 — Beseler/Omega hybrid, cold-head condenser: 35mm, medium, 4×5

  • Lens: 50mm, 75mm (75mm must borrow 50mm lensboard), 135mm
  • Negative carrier: 35mm, 6×6, 6×7, 4×5

BW #2 — Beseler 23C Universal Colorhead: 35mm, medium, 4×5

  • Lenses: 50mm, 80mm, 135mm
  • Negative carriers: 35mm, 6×6, 6×7, 6×9, 4×5
  • Filters: 0-5, red

BW #3 — Beseler 23C II : 35mm, medium

  • Lenses: 50mm, 90mm
  • Negative carriers: 35mm, 6×6, 6×9
  • Filters: 00-5, red

BW #4 — Beseler 23C II : 35mm, medium

  • Lenses: 50mm and 80mm. 80mm lens must use 50mm’s lensboard.
  • Negative carrier: 35mm, 6×6
  • Filters: 00-5, red

C1 — Beseler Dichro 45S: 35mm, medium, 4×5

  • Lens: borrows all lenses from BW1
  • Negative carrier: 35mm, 6×6, 6×7, 4×5
  • Color filtration

C2 — Durst M670 Color: 35mm, medium

  • Lenses: 50mm, 100mm
  • Negative carrier: glass, inserts for 35mm, 645, 6×6, 6×7
  • Color filtration

C3 — Beseler Dichro 67s: 35mm, medium (must change out condenser)

  • Lens: 50mm, 75mm (75mm lens must use 50mm lensboard)
  • Negative carrier: 35mm, 6×6
  • Color filtration

 

Bladed 11×14 easels for each enlarger, 2 bladed 16×20 easels
Fujimoto CP-51 Color Processor (up to 20″ wide prints)
Jobo CPP2 Lift film processor (C-41 processing of 35mm through 4×5)
Oriental Eco Washer for archival washing up to 11×14
Gravity Works archival film washer with 4×5 carrier
Logan Simplex Plus Model 760 60″ mat cutter
Trays to process BW up to 16×20 (11×14 archival)
Plastic (2, 3 and 5 reel) and metal (2 reel) film tanks (reels included)
Film changing bags
Polaroid Polaprinter (for Polaroid transfers)
UV exposure for alt process unit to accommodate 15″x 15″ prints
2 8×10 contact printers for alt process

 

Digital Equipment: 
Laptop running Windows 7, Adobe Creative Suite 5
Canon Canoscan 8800F (flatbed, 35mm and medium format negative inserts)
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 Printer (archival pigment inks, 13″ wide)
— You may bring your own inks and pay the monthly membership rate alone, or with membership, pay per print with our ink (50 cents per inch on longest dimension)
Epson Stylus Pro 7800 (archival pigment inks, 24″ wide, to be in use in early 2016)