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Forum: Introductions 30th November 2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Travis Welcome to FADU - hopefully you...

Hi Travis

Welcome to FADU - hopefully you find us a friendly lot

Martin
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Mathers of Lancashire are always very competitive...

Mathers of Lancashire are always very competitive on Ilford film prices - it is worth checking them out before you buy any more.

I have bought film, paper, ID11, MG Dev and Stop from Ilford in...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 24th November 2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Nice print Martin Martin

Nice print Martin

Martin
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 24th November 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 826
Posted By Martin Aislabie
If it is any consolation, Ansel Adams tried to...

If it is any consolation, Ansel Adams tried to match the look of one of his 10x8 contact prints, with an actual 10X8 print - and failed according to John Sexton.

I am not sure anyone knows exactly...
Forum: Darkroom 22nd November 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,260
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Question 9. Is it possible to rotate the head by...

Question 9. Is it possible to rotate the head by 90 to print on the wall?

Answer = No

The head and lens panels are independent and fixed to the column. However, the height of the column allows...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 19th November 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Martin Aislabie
All (or almost all) American plugged equipment...

All (or almost all) American plugged equipment only copes with 110V.

I'm sure I've seen 230/110V transformer for light loads for only a few pounds (Google it - or eBay).

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Martin Aislabie
That is one heck of a collection of photographs ...

That is one heck of a collection of photographs
Martin
Forum: Photography in general 10th November 2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Very nice photographs David. They must be...

Very nice photographs David.

They must be quite something to see in real life.

Martin
Forum: Sale or Wanted 8th November 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Martin Aislabie
:D What we do for our cats :rolleyes: ...

:D

What we do for our cats :rolleyes:

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 7th November 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Congratulations David. I'll go and buy a...

Congratulations David.

I'll go and buy a copy.

Martin
Forum: Sale or Wanted 7th November 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I've just googled that journey - its 425 miles...

I've just googled that journey - its 425 miles plus a ferry each way !

That is a heck of a journey.

I hope he/she appreciated the effort - but being a cat I somehow doubt it.

Martin
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 2nd November 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Even my Weston Euromaster (circa 1980) dial...

Even my Weston Euromaster (circa 1980) dial doesn't show the intermediate shutter and aperture settings - although the dial still shows 1/3rd marks for aperture.

I think the dial is by far and...
Forum: Monochrome Film 1st November 2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Martin Aislabie
120 film - do you remove the tape from the film ?

I have been doing a fair amount of 120 film development recently.

As I load the film, I am always most careful to remove the tape from the film that attaches it to the backing paper.

I have...
Forum: Photography in general 1st November 2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The optical requirements for an enlarging lens...

The optical requirements for an enlarging lens are different to those for a camera lens.

An example of this is the operating distance the lenses are designed to operate at - most camera lenses are...
Forum: Equipment 29th October 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have used a Manfrotto 405 for about 10 years. ...

I have used a Manfrotto 405 for about 10 years.

I use it for all my cameras but it was bought mainly for my 5x4.

I mainly shoot landscapes and like the way you can make small adjustments to get...
Forum: Meetings 26th October 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Rob Very interested in a meet-up. Are you...

Hi Rob
Very interested in a meet-up.
Are you flexible on dates ?
I have a trip to see family in the Yorkshire Dales pencilled in for early December - exact dates tba.
Probably stay overnight...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd October 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Shutter Speed Optical Tester

Firstcall are selling an optical shutter speed tester - https://www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk/firstcall-photoplug-shutter-speed-tester/p13052

It plugs in to your mobile and when used in...
Forum: Darkroom 19th October 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Martin Aislabie
NOVA Darkrooms make a purpose built one -...

NOVA Darkrooms make a purpose built one - https://www.theimagingwarehouse.com/ProductGrp/Nova-Darkroom-Tent

In addition, Ilford are just about to launch one - see Firstcall for details -...
Forum: Darkroom 7th October 2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I use a Heiland LED Darkroom safelight -...

I use a Heiland LED Darkroom safelight - https://www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk/heiland-led-darkroom-light/p6719

It is brilliant - both to use and in its illumination levels.

I have mine...
Forum: Monochrome Film 5th October 2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Martin Aislabie
P148 - "Washing" Martin

P148 - "Washing"

Martin
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th October 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Ilford Film Washing sequence

Hi guys.

Something to ponder, perhaps.

As I plough my way through "The Film Developing Cookbook 2nd edition", I can across an interesting piece about the original Ilford film washing sequence....
Forum: Photography in general 4th October 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,575
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Remember we can still get tungsten bulbs for our...

Remember we can still get tungsten bulbs for our enlargers, even though they were "banned" some years ago.

There is always provision in the regulations for specialist applications - like...
Forum: Monochrome Film 16th September 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,407
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I think pretty much all developer manufacturers...

I think pretty much all developer manufacturers recommend a couple of sharp taps of the tank into a hard surface after the developer has been poured in the first set of inversions carried out.
...
Forum: Photography in general 15th September 2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,242
Posted By Martin Aislabie
It has been a known phenomena that flash guns...

It has been a known phenomena that flash guns need to be used every few months to keep them operational.

This applies to flashes on cameras, flash guns and studio flash heads.

6 months used to...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th September 2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,407
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Personally, I would go with demineralised water...

Personally, I would go with demineralised water for your developer, whether your own home brew or the off the shelf stuff.

I would also go with a final rinse in demineralised water too - with as...
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