Photo Lab

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The Photo Lab is a public dark room dedicated to the pursuit of analog photography. Here participants can develop and print their film in a collegiate level facility. We are dedicated to teaching and promoting the use of film photography to residents of the Birmingham area.


Enlarging Equipment

Durst M601 6x6 Enlarger
Beseler 23C 6X7 Negative Carrier
Beseler 23C 2" Slide Film Carrier
Beseler 23C 645 Negative Carrier
Grain Enlarger
Dark Room Timer x2
Squeegee x2
Developing Tray Tongs x6
Tray Thermometer x6
Print Drying Clips x4
Rodenstock 35mm Enlarger Lens
Nikon 35mm Enlager Lens for Beseler x3
Measuring Spoon Set x2
Dodge and Burn Wands x2
Magnifying Loupe
Enlarger Holder
Bulk Loader x4
Projector Lenses
Safe Light
Black and White Film Processing Books
35mm Slide Viewer
Wallen Sach 91mm Enlarger Lens
Miscellaneous 50mm Enlarger Lenses
Nikon 75mm Enlarger Lens
Kodak 135mm Enlarger Lens
Elgeet 105mm Enlarger Lens
Rogonar 105mm Enlarger Lens
Durst 105mm Enlarger Lens
Rodenstock 75mm Enlarger Lens
Black and White Contrast Filters
4X5 Film Holder
35mm Macro Bellows
Beseler Color Printing Filter x3
Print Rollers x3


Nikon Pre-AI 105mm f/2.5
HC Carenar 135mm f/2.8 Unknown Mount
Carenar 35mm f/2.8 Unknown Mount
Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 Pre-AI Nikon Mount
Sankyo Kohki f/135mm 2.8 Unknown Mount
Sigma f/75-250mm Pre-AI Nikon Mount
Vivitar f/85-250mm Pre-AI Nikon Mount
Mamiya Sekor 50mm f/2
Carl Zeiss 58mm f/2 Leica Screw Mount
Extension Tubes x10
Teleconverters x9
Misc. Filters x18
Lens Adapters x51

Developing Equipment

35mm Metal Developing Reels x8
35mm Plastic Developing Reels x10
120 Metal Developing Reel
120 Plastic Developing Reels x3
8mm Plastic Developing Reel
35mm Developing Tanks x3
120 Developing Tanks x2

Lab safety

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General safety rules

As a reminder to all makers, utilization of personal appliances is permitted by Red Mountain Makers. However, these safety rules need to be followed.

  1. Don't leave it running unattended. This is especially important for anything designed to heat air or any other medium unless specifically labeled on the appliance by the manufacturer that it can be left alone.
  2. Don't use drop cords across hallways or through doorways. Without securing the cords to the floor and blocking the doors to ensure the cord is not crushed.
  3. Be careful not to overload electrical outlets. That is a quick way to cause a fire.
  4. Do not use the appliance or tool in damp locations unless rated to do so.
  5. Do not interfere with functions of Red Mountain Makers with your personal appliance. Be courteous of others. Here are examples but not limited to:
    1. Playing loud music when a class is being held
    2. Using a bright light in a dark room.
  6. Do not use the appliance if it poses a danger to yourself and others without first gaining consent from the makers to use it, and then making sure all appropriate safety precautions are followed to ensure safe operation.
  7. If someone asks you to postpone the use of an appliance until they leave, do so unless it is absolutely necessary to use the equipment. If it is necessary explain to the maker that it is necessary and why it is.
  8. If for any reason these rules must be violated permission must be obtained from the Chief Safety Officer before doing so.