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Forum: Darkroom 17th May 2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,821
Posted By mpirie
The other thing that sprung to mind was using SS...

The other thing that sprung to mind was using SS reels.....could the film base be touching the film face of the corresponding film behind it.....or close enough to be causing differential...
Forum: Darkroom 17th May 2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,821
Posted By mpirie
That looks like fogging to me. Possibly the film...

That looks like fogging to me. Possibly the film cassette felt or a small leak in the light traps in the camera(s) back?

Mike
Forum: Help! 15th March 2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mpirie
Sorry guys, I meant to update this thread. I...

Sorry guys, I meant to update this thread.

I got an email from David yesterday saying the shop was open again, however the costs and logistics of keeping PF materials in stock is not sustainable...
Forum: Help! 14th March 2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mpirie
I've purchased a few things from David and it's...

I've purchased a few things from David and it's been a pleasant experience.

I know he travels with work, so it may only be a temporary closure.

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 2nd March 2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By mpirie
I've recently started developing D100 in...

I've recently started developing D100 in Pyrocat-HD and am very pleased with the results.

I overexpose by stop (@80) and develop in Pyrocat-HD at 1+1+100 for 13.5 minutes after a 5 minute...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd March 2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,625
Posted By mpirie
Ah, jeez, you guys don't make it easy do you? ...

Ah, jeez, you guys don't make it easy do you?

I started reading the thread and thought "that's obvious, Kodak Tech Pan in 120 or 5x4, assuming Technidol was available too"......but then AP25 and...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd March 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By mpirie
Yeah, my TP tends to get used in the X-Pan on a...

Yeah, my TP tends to get used in the X-Pan on a tripod. Seems a waste to not take full advantage of the film's abilities by hand-holding.....especially at around EI12.

Technidol was really the...
Forum: Darkroom 24th February 2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By mpirie
Yes, Terry, you're absolutely right, i need to...

Yes, Terry, you're absolutely right, i need to start using it or losing it!

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 23rd February 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By mpirie
I have around 40 rolls of 35mm Technical Pan...

I have around 40 rolls of 35mm Technical Pan waiting to be used.

I can't remember the last time i used 35mm :slap:
Forum: Introductions 15th February 2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By mpirie
Welcome Pete! +1 to what Terry...

Welcome Pete!

+1 to what Terry says.......starting off with Caffenol for a developer is a risky approach since you may not have anything to compare it to yet.

I'd suggest one of the...
Forum: Camera Accessories Manuals 25th January 2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By mpirie
The Zone VI viewer worked for me more like a...

The Zone VI viewer worked for me more like a framing device rather than an indication of the respective tones.

Even if you do use the olive green Wratten #90, it only works for a short while as...
Forum: Camera Accessories Manuals 24th January 2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By mpirie
I haven't used the Monovue filter, but do use the...

I haven't used the Monovue filter, but do use the Zone VI version.

Before that, i used a Wratten 90 stuck to a cardboard window.

Mike
Forum: Sale or Wanted 14th December 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By mpirie
Hi Tony, There's a 300/9 Nikkor for sale in...

Hi Tony,

There's a 300/9 Nikkor for sale in the US on another LF forum.

Not sure if it covers 10x8 though.

Mike
Forum: Sale or Wanted 3rd November 2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By mpirie
I made a trip from Aberdeen to Cambridge and back...

I made a trip from Aberdeen to Cambridge and back to collect a Durst AC1201 once......that was a long drive......suffered back pain for days afterwards.

Mike
Forum: Equipment 29th October 2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By mpirie
I've used a 410 for a few years and although it's...

I've used a 410 for a few years and although it's a good head, eventually, the gears wear out and introduce some "slack". The 405 looks like a better solution, but is much more expensive and bigger....
Forum: Print Finishing 5th September 2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By mpirie
I keep my contact sheets in these A4 clear...

I keep my contact sheets in these A4 clear sleeves, then put them into Lever arch files.

Not ideal since they sag when placed upright, but a cheap and useful storage system.

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 5th September 2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By mpirie
Easiest way to check the lamps is to use a test...

Easiest way to check the lamps is to use a test meter for continuity across the two pins.

It is possible that the lamp holder contacts are getting dirty with corrosion where the pins make contact...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 9th August 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By mpirie
One word of caution about buying used studio...

One word of caution about buying used studio flash......make sure you see the unit working before you buy. It may sound stupidly obvious, but these units have large capacitors in them and if they are...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 15th July 2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,812
Posted By mpirie
Not sure where to get the CLA done Pete, ("Newton...

Not sure where to get the CLA done Pete, ("Newton Ellis" rings a bell) but i'm sure i've read about re-cell'ing the ELM batteries.

From memory, they are made up of two packs of 6x rechargeable...
Forum: Darkroom 24th June 2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By mpirie
I did the same Terry, i bought a heated magnetic...

I did the same Terry, i bought a heated magnetic stirrer off of the auction site so that i could try a number of concoctions.

I wanted a heated version since many developers suggest you start with...
Forum: Photography in general 21st June 2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By mpirie
Ah, the summer of '76 !! Happy days !! Mike

Ah, the summer of '76 !! Happy days !!

Mike
Forum: Auctions of Interest 16th June 2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By mpirie
Like you say Terry, forcing the buyer to collect...

Like you say Terry, forcing the buyer to collect puts a lot of people off, myself included.

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 10th June 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By mpirie
Any sign of the colour temperature stamped on the...

Any sign of the colour temperature stamped on the crown of the bulb itself? Or any other identifiers?

Presumably it's a coated Opal lamp with a tungsten filament?

Mike
Forum: Sale or Wanted 9th June 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By mpirie
Thanks Martin, I've been in touch with that...

Thanks Martin,

I've been in touch with that seller....just waiting to get shipping details for a 3010.......and dangerously some of his other items. :wag:

Mike
Forum: Sale or Wanted 6th June 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By mpirie
Thanks Martin, I forgot about that ad. Mike

Thanks Martin, I forgot about that ad.

Mike
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