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Forum: Camera Accessories Manuals Yesterday, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Mike O'Pray
And did the Zone VI and Wratten 90 work, Mike,...

And did the Zone VI and Wratten 90 work, Mike, and if so what is it that they actually do to the scene that replicates colours as tones?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Camera Accessories Manuals 24th January 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well 2 swallows, namely Richard and Jonathan do...

Well 2 swallows, namely Richard and Jonathan do not a summer make but it might suggest that the MONOVUE and maybe other filters that tried to replicate b&w via our colour vision failed for a lot of...
Forum: Camera Accessories Manuals 24th January 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I wonder why SRB no longer makes the MONOVUE. If...

I wonder why SRB no longer makes the MONOVUE. If the simple answer is that it couldn't sell enough then the question it begs is why

Anyone ever discover why it or it would appear any replacement...
Forum: Books 23rd January 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Some fascinating shots, thanks. Mike

Some fascinating shots, thanks.

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 20th January 2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi, I take it you only have a picture of the box...

Hi, I take it you only have a picture of the box only i.e. you do not have the actual easel in a box ?

Can I ask where you found a picture of the box as the source ? What I am trying clumsily to...
Forum: Darkroom 19th January 2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I suspect that those that are obvious to me are...

I suspect that those that are obvious to me are also those that are obvious to you such as the easel which looks to be a fixed easel that does 3 sizes of prints; the darkroom timer; and what I think...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 18th January 2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I really started the whole thing in about 2001/2...

I really started the whole thing in about 2001/2 when I quite suddenly wanted to take b&w photos. Up until then I had just taken colour negs with a camera that my wife had given me for my 50th...
Forum: Colour film 17th January 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,323
Posted By Mike O'Pray
There has been some speculation on reasons why...

There has been some speculation on reasons why this has happened on Photrio and while I cannot recall accurately enough to attempt to repeat those reasons, I recall thinking that a few had a kernel...
Forum: Colour film 16th January 2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,323
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John, these days my cynicism tends to lead me to...

John, these days my cynicism tends to lead me to the opposite conclusion i.e. what we were once used to from Kodak and Fuji in their respective behaviours may need to be set aside when we attempt to...
Forum: Colour film 16th January 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,323
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I fear there may be something in this, John. The...

I fear there may be something in this, John. The curves of both films look identical as well. In addition Greg Davis who calls himself the Naked Photographer and whose presentations are generally...
Forum: Photography in general 15th January 2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,207
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I don't think I have ever seen a 6x4 fixed easel....

I don't think I have ever seen a 6x4 fixed easel. I'd have thought that "back in the day" when paper was relatively more expensive that even now so 6x4 may have been the amateur enthusiasts' ...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 15th January 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have a feeling that some of the above...

I have a feeling that some of the above conclusions may be slightly wrong, the most obvious being the 10 mins 29.5 seconds. All my knowledge of photography and the various formulae I have used for...
Forum: Photography in general 14th January 2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Like you Rob I did once use ID11 and D3200. I...

Like you Rob I did once use ID11 and D3200. I used ID11 as it was the developer supplied on my darkroom course but the best I can now recall was that it was OK for D3200 using no doubt the Ilford...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 14th January 2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Flack I had never heard of this camera so what I...

Flack I had never heard of this camera so what I am about to say does not help you but I did find quite a good YouTube video on it by Martin Henson

For anyone else who knows as little as me...
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th January 2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Is Bacillus Guerin related to Orla Guerin who...

Is Bacillus Guerin related to Orla Guerin who occasionally reports for the BBC. Orla Guerin I am pretty sure was made in the Republic of Ireland :)

Mike
Forum: Auctions of Interest 11th January 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It has to be good as there is another one at half...

It has to be good as there is another one at half its price on the same page.

I always find those big condensor tops unnerving. They remind me of the kind off hoods that get placed around...
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th January 2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty. Yes, I should have read the pdf you...

Thanks Marty. Yes, I should have read the pdf you supplied on PMK and even the letters PMK should have given me a clue that it was a developer

It sounds lethal stuff if carelessly handled
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th January 2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty so just to be sure I have understood...

Thanks Marty so just to be sure I have understood your position, it is as follows:

With D100 you use a reduced time of about 25% for rotary processing but no pre-wash. With Bergger PMK you use a 5...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th January 2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By Mike O'Pray
So just to be clear, Marty, do your reduced times...

So just to be clear, Marty, do your reduced times of about -25% include a pre-wash as well or are they without any pre-wash?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 10th January 2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Interesting link. Mitchand thanks. The mention of...

Interesting link. Mitchand thanks. The mention of fumes in the darkroom as a result of lith printing is one I hadn't considered. This is maybe because if it was mentioned elsewhere it was not...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th January 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Certainly that's the finding of John Tinsley who...

Certainly that's the finding of John Tinsley who wrote a book called "The Rotary Processor Manual" back in the 90s. His findings were limited to Pan F, FP4 and D400

However and just speculation on...
Forum: New products and offers 5th January 2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Mike O'Pray
He is Mirko Boedecker who appears to head the...

He is Mirko Boedecker who appears to head the Adox company in Berlin. His company still sells Rodinal according the original recipe and recently devised its own Xtol equivalent which has received a...
Forum: New products and offers 4th January 2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Glad it worked out OK John after a thorough...

Glad it worked out OK John after a thorough clean. My impression is that Mirko who appears to be the owner of ADOX does not lend the ADOX name to anything that is unreliable

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th January 2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Based on the description from Marty's link it...

Based on the description from Marty's link it looks to be ORWO N75 and its price seems on a par with HP5+

I have seen a few videos on this film and it looks OK

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 4th January 2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It must have been B&W, John. A machine never gets...

It must have been B&W, John. A machine never gets it wrong in the same way that having explained exactly his circumstances the domestic customer asks the human customer adviser how his fuel bill can...
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