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Forum: Monochrome Film 18th June 2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By beetcleaner
Thankyou all for your advice. I'll try your...

Thankyou all for your advice. I'll try your suggestions and see how things turn out. The point about Pan F is well taken as I have shot this film before and left it in the camera too long with poor...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th June 2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By beetcleaner
Half Frame film

I've recently acquired an Olympus Pen F with a 38mm 1.8 lens. Shot a roll of Porta 400 with it and now looking to use black and white.
I'm obviously after the finest grain owing to the HF format so...
Forum: Monochrome Film 20th February 2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By beetcleaner
Half frame processing

Can anyone recommend a good lab to process half frame black and white film? I like to have prints of all my negs then choose which to enlarge so its more cost effective to have a lab do it
Do labs...
Forum: Cameras - small format 20th February 2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By beetcleaner
Thankyou to everyone for your advice. I'll try...

Thankyou to everyone for your advice. I'll try and track down some Cow/Studio gum and try that out. Its for repairing the leatherette on an Olympus Trip 35 but would be handy to have for my other...
Forum: Cameras - small format 11th February 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By beetcleaner
Camera glue

Hello
Can anyone recommend a glue that will restick camera leatherette but will allow it to be removed if necessary in the future?
Forum: Darkroom 6th October 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By beetcleaner
darkroom tents

Hello
Can anyone suggest a make of lightproof tent which could be converted into a home darkroom.
Its a lot of hassle to convert my bathroom every time I want to make some prints so having a...
Forum: Cameras - small format 29th August 2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By beetcleaner
Rollei 35 repair

I've inherited a Rollei 35 (Singapore Tessar). The aperture blades do not move when adjusting the dial and the meter doesn't work
Apart from that everything else seems to be in order.
Are these big...
Forum: Cameras - small format 2nd August 2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By beetcleaner
Thankyou all for the very helpful advice. I'll...

Thankyou all for the very helpful advice. I'll check over the specs of each recommended flash and buy one.
Forum: Cameras - small format 29th July 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By beetcleaner
Olympus 35SP flash

Can anyone recommend a flash (modern or older) that would be a good partner to the flashmatic system on the Olympus 35SP?
I have a grasp of the guide number issues matching those on the camera but...
Forum: Cameras - small format 25th April 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,814
Posted By beetcleaner
Spotmatic SP service

Can anyone recommend a good place to have an original Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP serviced?
Forum: Sale or Wanted 17th April 2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By beetcleaner
Durst Lidicolset Set 66

I have a Durst M370 enlarger and currently printing 35mm only. Does anyone have a Durst Lidicolset 66 conversion kit for sale so that I can move up to 6x6?
They seem quite rare so would it be...
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th April 2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By beetcleaner
Jobo CPE2 development times

I've managed to pick up a Jobo CPE2 rotary processor. Is there any advantage in using this system over standard black and white developing techniques and if so does the developing time have to be...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 6th April 2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,033
Posted By beetcleaner
Thankyou everyone for your comprehensive advice....

Thankyou everyone for your comprehensive advice. I think I'm trying to run before I can walk so I'll start off with single grade printing to see how I get on. I've ordered a pack of Ilford MG RC V 10...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 4th April 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,033
Posted By beetcleaner
Split grade printing exposure times

Further to my previous post and the excellent advice given could I ask a quick question on split grade printing?
I've ordered a set of below the lens Ilford Multigrade filters for my Durst M370...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd April 2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By beetcleaner
Durst safelight

I acquired a Durst Triple safelight along with my enlarger. It can be turned three ways to put different coloured gels in the window. The red gel was rather old looking although complete.
Is there...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 31st March 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,764
Posted By beetcleaner
Thankyou again Alex for your advice. Also to...

Thankyou again Alex for your advice. Also to skellum and Terry S. New bulbs are on the way andI'm going to pick up a Paterson safelight just to rule that out. A Durst one came with the enlarger but...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 31st March 2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,764
Posted By beetcleaner
Hi Alex Thankyou for your advice which all...

Hi Alex
Thankyou for your advice which all makes sense. I took the bulb out of the enlarger last night and while it looks ok i'm going to order a new one to rule out any issue there.
Everything...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 30th March 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,764
Posted By beetcleaner
Thankyou gentlemen. Is the Durst M370 B and W...

Thankyou gentlemen. Is the Durst M370 B and W head a condensor enlarger? If so I could try to pick one up as it would fit my column etc
If not could you recommend one?
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 30th March 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,764
Posted By beetcleaner
Hello John Thankyou very much for your advice....

Hello John
Thankyou very much for your advice. Sounds like the colour head on my enlarger will be ok.
The (large) amount of paper that came with it had been stored in a garage so the combination of...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 30th March 2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,764
Posted By beetcleaner
Durst M370 Colour for black and white

I recently acquired a Durst M370 Colour Enlarger. Used the filtration values on the Ilford website to match using a Grade 2 multigrade filter.
The enlarger came with a large amount of Ilford paper...
Forum: Darkroom 27th March 2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By beetcleaner
Thankyou everyone for your advice. I'll put this...

Thankyou everyone for your advice. I'll put this into practice and that should encourage me to be a bit more active in the darkroom!
Forum: Darkroom 26th March 2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By beetcleaner
Darkroom blackout material

Hello
I have to blackout my bathroom when I want to make prints and the biggest hassle is taping up the window and door. Currently using old cardboard boxes cut to shape then gaffer taped to the...
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