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Forum: Cameras - small format Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By John King
Nikon EM

I used one very briefly in the 1990's as a lightweight body when I was riding my motorcycle. I cannot even remember now what I did with it, they were not worth a lot of money even then and I reckoned...
Forum: Photography in general 25th May 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 836
Posted By John King
A new Project

Whilst not purely photography I am compiling a family history from information I have about my forebears and relatives together with photographs and a collection of original birth certificates I...
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th May 2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By John King
Can I ask why you want to freeze it? So long as...

Can I ask why you want to freeze it? So long as film is kept in a cool place and not near a radiator or other source of heat, it will last at least until the expiry date. If it is B&W then that date...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd May 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 911
Posted By John King
I had forgotten that I had already asked the same...

I had forgotten that I had already asked the same question a short while ago (comes with age is my excuse). I will pass this on an suggests he tries to get it on a sale or return basis.
Forum: Cameras - medium format 23rd May 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By John King
220film backs

I have been asked a question I do not know the answer to, but I told my mate I knew some people who may be able to help. He does not use a computer so he cannot ask for himself.

He has a Bronica...
Forum: Photography in general 21st May 2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,877
Posted By John King
I know the centre part of Cologne quite well and...

I know the centre part of Cologne quite well and have always been amazed considering the 1000 bomber raid on the city how little the Cathedral was damaged. When I was there first in 1967 there was a...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 21st May 2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,784
Posted By John King
Sideways look

I got around this problem, or I thought I had by cutting each individual frame and putting them into 3"x3" individual glassine sleeves Yes it made focussing and composing easier and more natural but...
Forum: Cameras - small format 21st May 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By John King
A Reel of Provia! You must be very well off! ...

A Reel of Provia! You must be very well off!

I'm glad you like it. They really are well built cameras. Does yours have a tiny threaded cover a little bigger than a match head on the bottom of the...
Forum: Photography in general 18th May 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,877
Posted By John King
[QUOTE=Terry S;133328]Like Paul, I love donkeys...

[QUOTE=Terry S;133328]Like Paul, I love donkeys as well /QUOTE]

Not quite for me in the army we looked on junior officers as 'Ruperts: officers of the rank of Captain and above as 'Donkey's' and...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 17th May 2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By John King
I have never used it. I have prints over 20 years...

I have never used it. I have prints over 20 years old that are still as I developed them. I just make sure they are adequately washed.
Forum: Manufactured brews 17th May 2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By John King
I have never diluted it further and have been...

I have never diluted it further and have been using Ektacolour since 1992 (Except recently dallied with Tetenal) but will be returning asap.

The last lot of Ektacolour I had indicates on the...
Forum: Cameras - small format 17th May 2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By John King
Autofocus speed

That is really not a concern for me. I mainly do landscapes or similar and they don't moved very quickly.

One big advantage of the F4 compared to the F6 is the use of AA batteries instead of the...
Forum: Cameras - small format 16th May 2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By John King
Nikon F4

Apart from my F6 it was the F4 that really impressed me with the sheer build quality and ruggedness in its construction. Unfortunately these were thrashed mercilessly by the press and a lot will have...
Forum: Filters 16th May 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By John King
I wrote an article which was printed in the AP...

I wrote an article which was printed in the AP about 25 years or even more ago where I described the effect of Rodinal developing a film at
1-50. I do remember for payment I got 75 and a box full...
Forum: Manufactured brews 16th May 2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By John King
Dilutions

Yes, my mistake the quantities should be twice that including the starter
Forum: Manufactured brews 16th May 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By John King
Ra4

Hi Edmund long time no speak.

The RA4 is easy to mix by assuming the quantities of A, B and C are equal in proportion. The volume used to be printed on the sides of the bottle, at least they are...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 15th May 2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 910
Posted By John King
That is actually rather nice.

That is actually rather nice.
Forum: Colour printing techniques 15th May 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 910
Posted By John King
If you wanted the 'dreamy' look then the classic...

If you wanted the 'dreamy' look then the classic way was to use a soft focus filter. They were available in different strengths. these filters kept the subject sharp but the diffusion gave the effect...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 14th May 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 341
Posted By John King
Bronica S2

I have never fancied one. I was in a club years and years ago and there were a few members (The better off ones) had them but my outstanding memory of them was the noise the focal plane shutter and...
Forum: Photography in general 14th May 2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,877
Posted By John King
With the lifting of travel restrictions from...

With the lifting of travel restrictions from yesterday I am going to dip my toes in getting on my motorcycle later this afternoon and having a slow and gentle ride around Kielder forest and back home...
Forum: Darkroom 13th May 2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 562
Posted By John King
Seal

Bob, what I have found is when you do manage to unscrew the cap the seal remains in place on the bottle top and you have to lift it away with a fingernail to let the air in, the seal is that good..
...
Forum: Darkroom 13th May 2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 562
Posted By John King
Yes it is the polycone type of top. It is a semi...

Yes it is the polycone type of top. It is a semi ridged polythene seal and yes it seals perfectly. probably the best there is available to us common folk!
Forum: Photography in general 13th May 2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,877
Posted By John King
Bolt heads

You have got it in one. The axle boxes to which these are fitted have cast slots in the top and the oblong heads just drop into them. Good basic engineering that has stood the test of time. Saves the...
Forum: Darkroom 13th May 2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 562
Posted By John King
There are two types of cap supplied by one of the...

There are two types of cap supplied by one of the main glass bottle outlets - Ampula. There is the type which has the security - anti kids top where you have to compress and turn the cap at the same...
Forum: Photography in general 12th May 2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,877
Posted By John King
Bowes Railway and mining Museum

I have had a job to sort out the wood from the chaff because most of my pictures are taken with D++&$$lL and I had to find those which were on negatives.

A brief history Lesson! The mines around...
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