Paterson Triple Darkroom Timer

Paterson Triple Darkroom Timer

Paterson Triple Darkroom Timer

In Stock

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Dec 17th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Arturo M. (Wk 3)

Rich P. (Wk 4)

Valeria A. (Wk 5)

Sabrina B. (Wk 6)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Paterson PTP800 overview

  • 1Description

Paterson's Triple Darkroom Timer functions include countdown/count up timing, 24 hour clock, and stopwatch, accurate to .01 second.

Three independently controlled timing fields, ideal for timing print or film developing, hot mounting or laminating. Large LCD readout, three distinct audible signals.

Magnetic back for mounting convenience. Operates on "AAA" battery (included).

Inexpensive, hand timer for darkroom
Three different audible tones can control three different functions
Three functions can be operated individually or together
LCD readout
In the Box
Paterson Triple Darkroom Timer
  • "AAA" Battery
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Paterson PTP800 specs

    Dimensions 3.5 x 2.75 x 1" / 8.9 x 7.0 x 2.5 cm
    Weight 3 oz / 85 g
    Packaging Infozsearrfqcfqwquxrwvccyxdrvdtrrbyayr
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.0 x 0.75"

    Paterson PTP800 reviews

    Triple Darkroom Timer is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor design This timer is just confusing. You have sliders on the side to select one of three timers or all three or the clock. You have to move a slider to set the times and then back to lock. The buttons on the front are easy to use once you set it up but you still have to switch between timers with the slider. I could love that if they had made this WATER and HUMIDITY resistant for typical darkroom conditions. But they didn't. Mine got fried after two weeks. I dried it out and it works except for the memory button which I found especially useful. Considering the extensive handling you have to go through why in the world would you make something that is suceptible to dampness.
    Date published: 2012-05-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little timer for the price I use this timer to monitor my B&W film developing in daylight. (I do not think that it glows in the dark). I could have used 1 good single timer and reset it for each operation but could not find one that counted the seconds from the start and then counted up when the time was up (Except the more expensive models). This unit has 3 timers going up to 20 hours each and starts counting down by seconds as soon as you start it. Each timer counts down independently (and then up after they have reached zero). You access and set the timers by sliding buttons on the side. This is the weakness of this product IMHP. Although there is a magnet in the back, it is definItely a hand held timer. You have to take it in hand in order to be able to slide the timers access and set/lock buttons. There is also a fourth position that shows the time of day and a nice stop watch feature that counts up and in 100ths of a second. This is great for taking long exposures with a camera. There is also a memory. The front buttons for start, stop, memory and clear, as well as those for setting hours, minutes and seconds, are well spaced and as wide as your finger. I find that it is a good quality unit. It came with a quality AAA battery (Toshiba). I wish that the unit was a little big bigger in the hand and that the sliding buttonS were punch-in buttons instead so that I would not have to take the timer in my hand between developing operations, as I am busy enough going from the developer to the stop bath to the fixer. On the other hand the timers's portability allows me to take my developing tank to my computer desk and spend the 10 minutes the fixer needs to do its job, doing some of my own. Of course this unit with its 3 independant timers will be great in the kitchen although the alarm could be louder.
    Date published: 2009-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Go with the reputation... ...tons of timers out there, and most are cheaper and with questionable accuracy than this Paterson, so I decided to go with Paterson's reputation...that, plus the three timers for developing my film...I'd have rated the timer with 5 stars, but it lacks a back stand to set the timer has a strong magnet in its back, which is good, but a stand would be better for me...and BTW, the beeper is louder than the cheapies...
    Date published: 2013-02-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Triple Timer: Thrice the Ease! As a film shooter who develops his own film, timing in the darkroom is a very critical aspect to ensure proper transitions from chemical to chemical.Up until I bought the Paterson Triple Timer, I was using a small, cheap digital kitchen timer to time out each stage of my film development, resetting the clock each time for each required chemical. Of course, having to manually program the time into such a simple timer each stage eventually became a tedious task for me, often resulting in wasted time and temperature changes which again resulted in unexpected developing results. This is why I bought this timer, as it allows you to program each stage of development (developer, stop, fix of course) into one easy timer and effortlessly switch between the three. It also has a programmable clock and stop watch to help you out as well. My biggest gripe about the Paterson Triple Timer is how it doesn't switch from one time when it's done to the next. This has to be done manually. The only mode that utilizes all three timers is a sort of unison countdown mode, where all three (regardless of what programmed times) countdown together when the timer is started and ends when the longest time is done. Regardless, it's a very efficient timer with a very long battery life (takes a single AAA battery). It's a major upgrade over my old timer and for someone who cannot afford a proper GraLab, I recommend this 100%.
    Date published: 2013-06-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works fine What I like most is that it doesn't fog film or extra sensitive papers in my very small darkroom. I can also use it in the field as a timer for long exposure shots. So it does double duty. I'm older and my vision isn't what it used to be, so having a somewhat larger display and bigger text on the control buttons would be nice, but not essential. It's functional as is.
    Date published: 2013-10-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well-price point is good I'm using this timer for printing Ziatype photos. Having three timers in one is handy. The beeps are not irritating as I can't always get back to the time to hit STOP. The next timer counts on even if I don't hit STOP on the previous timer and I like that. Also, a useful feature is the previous timers begins to count backward until you hit stop so you don't need to begin counting in your head after you hear the beep. Once you return to the timer you know how much time has lapsed. Three stars because 1-The yellow controls for lock and set sometimes stop in the middle but it feels like they are in the correct position yet the timer quits working. Now that I know this, it helps. Messing with the timer is the last thing I want to do when thinking of exposure, chemicals, humidity, paper, darkroom get what I mean.2-There is no off switch so I don't know the battery life yet. I've used it for only three weeks.
    Date published: 2014-11-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Timer I'm using this timer in the darkroom when developing 4x5 film. If you would like to do multiple sheets at different developing times, this may work for you. The numbers are fairly large and easy to read. If you are developing sheets in full darkness, there is an audible beep when the timer reaches zero. Overall it is handy, and inexpensive.
    Date published: 2012-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Most Relied on Timer This is a very nice and quite accurate countdown timer. It is very easy to set up, use the memory function for repeat processes. It will also function as a count up timer (stopwatch).
    Date published: 2017-08-10
    • y_2018, m_12, d_4, h_18
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_12
    • loc_en_US, sid_90328, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item
    Customer Photos

    Paterson PTP800 Q&A

    Paterson PTP800 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.