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Forum: Equipment miscellaneous Today, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Nat Mike

Thanks Nat

Mike
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous Today, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nat what's the source and what's the range of...

Nat what's the source and what's the range of films? I'd be amazed if there is any Ilford B&W as it has to be donkey's years since any Ilford B&W film was used by the film industry surely?

Last...
Forum: Toning 29th May 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks fully understood Mike

Thanks fully understood

Mike
Forum: Toning 28th May 2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I am still not sure. Have a look at my reply in...

I am still not sure. Have a look at my reply in the album.

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Toning 28th May 2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Marty I have commented in your album section but...

Marty I have commented in your album section but I am confused about the information on both sets but it is the KRST strips that I have confined my questions to

Mike
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 28th May 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Rob. If I try my hand at toning it will...

Thanks Rob. If I try my hand at toning it will certainly be with RC to start with. I have never used FB so I was naturally anxious to get clarification on RC wash times and not find out to my cost...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 27th May 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Rob can I take it that all the washing times...

Rob can I take it that all the washing times except for the one minute you mention is respect of the RC soak are for FB prints?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 24th May 2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By Mike O'Pray
This has reminded me of a question that I am...

This has reminded me of a question that I am usually reminded to ask whenever I see mention of fridge storage which is: If film is kept at or about 20C and out of direct sun does it last as long in...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 24th May 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By Mike O'Pray
This one tickles me. When I saw the word used I...

This one tickles me. When I saw the word used I couldn't help think about the joke - probably on a McGill postcard where the notice inside the hotel says: "All the water in this establishment has...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 23rd May 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Sadly, John, I am familiar with Pentax inserts...

Sadly, John, I am familiar with Pentax inserts only but hopefully there are some here who know the answer.

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 21st May 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,877
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Mike, it was a good article about you and Mike...

Mike, it was a good article about you and Mike Crawford. Readable and informative. These are precious skills that I am not sure we have retained as well as we should have.

I am going through the...
Forum: Photography in general 20th May 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,877
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Svend, the situation for we older Brits is that...

Svend, the situation for we older Brits is that unlike the younger element in Britain now, we realise that these exotic cocktails belong to a hotter climate somewhere around the Rio Grande

We...
Forum: Photography in general 20th May 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,877
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Mike, Margarita was once the favourite of another...

Mike, Margarita was once the favourite of another photographer in the late 50s and some of the 60s' He was called Antony Armstrong Jones. I am pretty sure it was Margarita or a very similar name :D
...
Forum: Darkroom 19th May 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I wonder how the new Ilford RC MGV liths? The...

I wonder how the new Ilford RC MGV liths? The ability to take lith may not be one that Ilford was able to do anything about when it produced RC MGV but has anyone tried to do lith with it?

I have...
Forum: Darkroom 19th May 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I take it that there is definite evidence that...

I take it that there is definite evidence that these two have been discontinued as in Foma has made an announcement to that effect?

If not then while no-one may have it that is somewhat different...
Forum: Photography in general 19th May 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Bob. A reality check should have told me...

Thanks Bob. A reality check should have told me that a home 3D printer might not be up to the job but two things may have stopped this check.
1. Photrio tends to be full of members for whom 3D...
Forum: Photography in general 18th May 2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The thing that immediately springs to mind for me...

The thing that immediately springs to mind for me is the gap in the market for 6x4 easels. Anyone with knowledge of how to set up a 3D printer could easily make plastic easels liked the Paterson 5x7...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 18th May 2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 910
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Skellum. I read your second link full of...

Thanks Skellum. I read your second link full of hope that the full process would be laid out in steps to reach the final outcome but it suddenly seem to stop with the still life end result only
...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 18th May 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 910
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Dave, If I have understood the Tri-colour process...

Dave, If I have understood the Tri-colour process as it is described in the link is essentially a hybrid one. I saw a similar thread in Photrio and there the process was in the main analogue but even...
Forum: Darkroom 18th May 2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes the grain focuser does literally focus on the...

Yes the grain focuser does literally focus on the grain in a negative projection on the easel. Once you have done what Alex suggested then turn the focusing knob that raises and lowers the bellows...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 17th May 2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By Mike O'Pray
A mistake on my part as I hope has been noticed...

A mistake on my part as I hope has been noticed It should have said 1+9 dilution in the earlier part of my post and not 1+3.

Mike
Forum: Colour film 17th May 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Good, I might be able to get to the odd Hearts...

Good, I might be able to get to the odd Hearts game now :D

On a more serious note some prints look fine in terms of exposure, colour etc but certainly most see fuzzy. Whatever the cause of that is...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 17th May 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By Mike O'Pray
robinb, I have used it in the past when I was...

robinb, I have used it in the past when I was doing RA4 but it has been a number of years now since my last RA4 print. However I used it as a print brightener as I have always had running water for...
Forum: Photography in general 16th May 2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I think I recall seeing a similar offer in the...

I think I recall seeing a similar offer in the past. It may have been Firstcall that had it. Not a bad write up by Firstcall either or price but yes if the standard fairly hefty postage charge...
Forum: Manufactured brews 16th May 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John, isn't that a tenth of each bottle based on...

John, isn't that a tenth of each bottle based on your amounts in bold?

Thanks

Mike
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