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Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 22nd October 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Nat Polton
DIY 110 Negative Bags.

I have scores of old 110 negatives.
Most are bundled into single glassine paper envelopes as supplied the processor.
I doubt that anyone makes full sheet negative bags for 110 any more, so I am...
Forum: Photography in general 17th October 2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Nat Polton
Humour

Just had to share this.

On ebay there is an advert for,

"Bundle of Paranoid Cameras."

:shock:

Cheers.:D
Forum: Photography in general 9th October 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Nat Polton
When I was a schoolboy in the sixties, the local...

When I was a schoolboy in the sixties, the local library had a book on photographic experiments for amateurs.
One chapter told you how to connect up an induction coil to a Roentgen x ray tube, and...
Forum: Darkroom 4th October 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Nat Polton
Whilst the following idea is very much Heath...

Whilst the following idea is very much Heath Robinson it may get you out a spot until you can get a decent lens panel or adaptor made.

My idea is to use the enlarger red filter holder beneath the...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd October 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Nat Polton
I wonder if PTFE tape as used by plumbers on...

I wonder if PTFE tape as used by plumbers on threaded fittings would be OK.
It will not last forever if being screwed and unscrewed umpteen times, but it may last longer than masking tape.
It is...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd October 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Nat Polton
https://kosmofoto.com/2020/04/harman-raises-ilford...

https://kosmofoto.com/2020/04/harman-raises-ilford-film-paper-and-chemical-prices/


Kosmofoto say Ilford are informing the trade of the price rises.
See the link above.


Cheers.
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 1st October 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Nat Polton
Benzotriazole anti-fog

Benzotriazole can be used in the print developer as an anti-fog additive.
Used when you have old out of date bromide paper to use up.
The internet has a few pieces of information regarding the...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd September 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Nat Polton
:)I like that Terry

:)I like that Terry
Forum: Photography in general 23rd September 2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Nat Polton
Reminds me of the late Sir Patrick Moore. ...

Reminds me of the late Sir Patrick Moore.
Whenever there was something worth seeing he would usually come out with his "Unfortunately we were clouded out again at Selsey."
Plenty of other...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd September 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Nat Polton
Space Station Spotting

There is a good opportunity to see the Space Station travelling across the sky for those in the UK on Thursday evening.
A bright white light with no flashing navigation lights travelling swiftly...
Forum: Photography in general 20th September 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Nat Polton
Sorry Marty, I should have said there are...

Sorry Marty,
I should have said there are black spots in the sky on the negative. They come out as white spots on the print.
Using Ilford Ilfostop stop bath.
Any spots that may be in the...
Forum: Photography in general 20th September 2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Nat Polton
Terry said he used Rollei 400 in the original...

Terry said he used Rollei 400 in the original post.

Yesterday I developed and printed a 120 roll of Rollei 400 Infrared.
I actually used it in cut film holders.
Made a couple of small prints...
Forum: Photography in general 18th September 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Nat Polton
Just looked again at Firstcall. Still no 120,...

Just looked again at Firstcall. Still no 120, but they have 35mm and 5x4.

Cheers.
Forum: Photography in general 17th September 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Nat Polton
Candid Camera Camera Shop.

I found this episode of Candid Camera, probably from the seventies.
How calm and polite we were in those days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNfkU_SUR2k

Enjoy :)
Forum: Photography in general 13th September 2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Nat Polton
Mike could be on the right track there. In my...

Mike could be on the right track there.
In my previous house I started to get the occasional black spot on the negatives.
After examining the negs. with a watch makers eyeglass I found tiny bits of...
Forum: Photography in general 13th September 2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Nat Polton
Terry, I may be reading you wrong regards the...

Terry, I may be reading you wrong regards the postcard size enlarger.
I longed for one of these when I was a kid but they were way beyond my pocket money.

You mention "whilst it is rather...
Forum: Photography in general 12th September 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Nat Polton
I used to use a Swan Morton disposable scalpel...

I used to use a Swan Morton disposable scalpel blade. Still sold in proper model making shops today.
The best type for me had a convex cutting edge. The pointed straight edged sort had a tendency...
Forum: Photography in general 12th September 2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Nat Polton
Me again. 3869 This is my original...

Me again.

3869

This is my original watercolour spotting set from the late 60s - 70s..
The advice I had was to chew a Rowntrees Fruit Gum whilst spotting. This puts gum into your saliva, and...
Forum: Photography in general 12th September 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Nat Polton
Terry, the ones I use are called SPOTONE. ...

Terry, the ones I use are called SPOTONE.
Sadly no longer made, but you regularly see second hand sets on that well known auction site.
My set has six bottles and an instruction sheet. It tells...
Forum: Photography in general 10th September 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Nat Polton
Rollei 400 IR shortage ???

I have just used up my last Rollei 400 Infrared 120 film.
Looking at my usual sites, 35mm seems to be in stock but 120 is scarce.
I found some at Analogue Wonderland in case any one else is after...
Forum: Cameras - small format 10th September 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By Nat Polton
Here is a link to the best site I have found for...

Here is a link to the best site I have found for a suitable battery adaptor.

http://www.buhla.de/Foto/batt-adapt-US.pdf

They sell do it yourself kits of parts, and also give you practical...
Forum: Cameras - small format 8th September 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By Nat Polton
Thank you John. SRB do not seem to cover the...

Thank you John.
SRB do not seem to cover the very small filter sizes, stopping at 30mm dia.

Well worth book marking their site as they have some other interesting goodies there.
One thing I...
Forum: Cameras - small format 7th September 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By Nat Polton
Collas thank you for pointing them out. ...

Collas thank you for pointing them out.

Just two or three Heliopans would be about the same price as a Rollei 35T.
I have seen a couple of mirror lens filter sets that would fit the 30.5mm of...
Forum: Cameras - small format 7th September 2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By Nat Polton
Rollei 35T Filters.

I have been looking online at Rollei 35T cameras.
Having read that they have a 24mm filter thread. I cannot find any secondhand 24mm filters for them.
The Rollei 35 S has a 30.5mm thread, and...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 31st August 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Nat Polton
Hello John. When I started on colour in 1982...

Hello John.
When I started on colour in 1982 (purely amateur) a few of the books I read made an emphasis on stabilised transformers and using the correct bulbs. I think it was to do with...
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