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Forum: Photography in general 27th December 2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,238
Posted By cowasaki
I have noticed a definite increase in price for...

I have noticed a definite increase in price for 2nd hand film equipment especially "premium" products. Still some bargains about but not so many now. Shame I didn't get my medium format kit 12...
Forum: Darkroom 12th December 2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,228
Posted By cowasaki
I scan all my negatives and so far the only film...

I scan all my negatives and so far the only film developer I have used is ID-11. I am personally very happy with the results which have a good even contrast distribution etc.
Forum: Darkroom 12th December 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,620
Posted By cowasaki
So are clear bottles ok for developer...

So are clear bottles ok for developer (film/paper), fixer and stop ?

I have 2L of ID-11 stock in a PET bottle inside a black bin liner plus the rest in concertina bottles. The paper developer is...
Forum: Photography in general 12th December 2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 67
Poll: The Print
Views: 12,490
Posted By cowasaki
As an absolute beginner I am happy just to get a...

As an absolute beginner I am happy just to get a print. I don't really have a way of fine tuning it yet other than making the decision on time based on the results of a test print. I am however...
Forum: Darkroom 12th December 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,620
Posted By cowasaki
Cheers, will give it a try. Are the chemical...

Cheers, will give it a try.

Are the chemical affected by light? Could I use a camping water storage container for stock ID11 for instance. Making 5L at once means lots of bottles!
Forum: Darkroom 11th December 2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,620
Posted By cowasaki
What about those 5L water carriers used for...

What about those 5L water carriers used for camping. Does light affect the chemicals or just air?
Forum: Darkroom 11th December 2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,620
Posted By cowasaki
Cleaning concertina bottles

Having picked up quite a few concertina bottles from the sets of kit I have bought I need to find a way to clean them. About a dozen of them were easy enough with hot water and a bottle cleaner but...
Forum: Darkroom 11th December 2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,134
Posted By cowasaki
Well I've collected it. It needs a bit of a...

Well I've collected it. It needs a bit of a clean up but I am happy with it. Lots of extra bits and pieces to add to my other stuff. Will need to sort out a bulb for the enlarger but it did come...
Forum: Great Britain 11th December 2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,361
Posted By cowasaki
I have been over to Albert docks a few times and...

I have been over to Albert docks a few times and quite liked the results. In fact my first ever wet print was from there. (See my album)
Forum: Photography in general 11th December 2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,913
Posted By cowasaki
Just going to collect mine today. Another...

Just going to collect mine today. Another complete dark room full of kit then I'm going to pick out the bits I want from everything and stick the rest back on ebay :)
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,134
Posted By cowasaki
I am really pleased. It is the little things...

I am really pleased. It is the little things that are quite expensive that you lot that have been doing it for years have picked up as you go along that makes it worth getting these big auction...
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,254
Posted By cowasaki
Thanks everyone. Looking forward to my crash...

Thanks everyone. Looking forward to my crash course from the person I bought my first lot of kit from then to pick out some of my images to print. I am really looking forward to it.
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,134
Posted By cowasaki
Woo hoo, Won the auction with 2 seconds to...

Woo hoo,

Won the auction with 2 seconds to go !!!

81.74 for : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150527257157#ht_536wt_1072

I was going to buy another 4 concertina bottles...
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,254
Posted By cowasaki
Ok thanks. Of the ones that cannot now be bought...

Ok thanks. Of the ones that cannot now be bought are there any that I should keep for a special occasion or is it just a case that everything is just normal paper and just to use it as I see fit.
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,254
Posted By cowasaki
Cheers Mike, Very helpful as always! ...

Cheers Mike,

Very helpful as always!

It was more a case of "Don't use XX for practicing as you can't get it anymore!" etc.....

I really should be practicing with the roll instead of 10"x8"...
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,134
Posted By cowasaki
Thanks, if I don't get the first one I will...

Thanks, if I don't get the first one I will probably look at that.

EDIT: Rather a long drive though!
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,134
Posted By cowasaki
Mike, Thanks. I can't contact him before...

Mike,

Thanks. I can't contact him before the auction unfortunately. The auction does come with a lot of other things that would be useful too so it is worth getting. There are quite a few...
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,254
Posted By cowasaki
Which papers from these?

When I bought my first log of dark room equipment I got a large microwave box full of paper. This was the contents:

Ilford

Box MG1V RC deluxe 9x14cm
Box IB3.1P 10x8inch
Box B1-1P soft glossy...
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,134
Posted By cowasaki
Meopta Opemus 5

I am looking at an auction for one of these start finishes in a few hours, are they any good? I was looking for an enlarger capable of colour and MF as well as B&W. It comes with a B&W head plus...
Forum: Photography in general 7th December 2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,755
Posted By cowasaki
That looks very interesting! I might well get...

That looks very interesting! I might well get myself a copy to read. I think I will delay trying it for the moment as I have enough to do thinking about film and printing from that :)
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,263
Posted By cowasaki
No idea, whatever was in the enlarger (I will...

No idea, whatever was in the enlarger (I will check later). The light gets brighter as the f stop is changed and the image is sharp so I now think that the lens is working. Like I said before the...
Forum: Darkroom 6th December 2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,263
Posted By cowasaki
Again, thanks everyone. I will have a look for...

Again, thanks everyone. I will have a look for the f2.8 version if I can but I do have a watch on a few new enlargers (MF + Colour) so I will see what I get. I have several MF enlarger lenses sat...
Forum: Darkroom 6th December 2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,263
Posted By cowasaki
Arr... Yes, thats what it does! I'm...

Arr... Yes, thats what it does!

I'm looking at a number of enlargers too so might well leave it till I find one. My general plan is to try and find something capable of B&W + Colour from 35mm...
Forum: Darkroom 6th December 2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,263
Posted By cowasaki
Replacement enlarger lens

I have an Axomatic 5 standard enlarger and the lens attached to it is falling to pieces! It will turn without the little stops that signify the f points unless you push it upwards. I was looking...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 6th December 2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By cowasaki
Paul, Is this still available and where are...

Paul,

Is this still available and where are you.
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