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Forum: News and Announcements Today, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Martin Aislabie
After 13 hrs of trying to desperately solve a...

After 13 hrs of trying to desperately solve a problem, plus the 2AM exhaustion faction - all logic and common sense left the room several hours ago.

Then, someone waltzes in with a fresh...
Forum: News and Announcements Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Good luck guys. If you manage it within a...

Good luck guys.

If you manage it within a couple of hours I will buy you a pint next time I we meet up.

IT upgrades - no matter how small - always take far longer than you anticipate.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By Martin Aislabie
That is one heck of a body of work. I cannot...

That is one heck of a body of work.

I cannot imagine how difficult it was both to work there as a photographer or as a regular employee doing that sort of job day in day out.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 13th August 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,776
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I'd been to Cornwall on holiday with my long...

I'd been to Cornwall on holiday with my long suffering wife and was given the day off to go and take some photographs.

Got to a lovely spot, set up my camera, worked out which lens I would shoot...
Forum: News and Announcements 12th August 2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Well, all that is as clear as mud. However,...

Well, all that is as clear as mud.

However, I am pleased there are several more quality (I hope) papers on the market for us analogue dinosaurs.

I for one will be sticking with Mobberley...
Forum: Photography in general 5th August 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,032
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Thanks Terry. I had intended to leave the box...

Thanks Terry.
I had intended to leave the box for a couple of years, to allow any latent image to fade away, so your detective work shops that I should be in the clear by then.
I have a healthy...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd August 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Thanks to everyone who participated. I'm...

Thanks to everyone who participated.

I'm surprised that we are printing in larger sizes than I was expecting.

I was expecting 80% to be 10x8.

It gives me sympathy for Ilford and Co who have...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd August 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,032
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Terry I never bothered trying to get any...

Hi Terry

I never bothered trying to get any money back off them.

I accepted it was an accident and the neighbours acted in good faith.

Looking at it in the long run, being on friendly terms...
Forum: Photography in general 17th July 2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Thanks for the advice Bob - I'll give it a go the...

Thanks for the advice Bob - I'll give it a go the next time I'm using the Kaiser.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 14th July 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Yes. Squeezing the trigger creates one...

Yes.

Squeezing the trigger creates one charge and releasing it produces the opposite.

So, I tried squeezing the Zerostat over the negative carrier and then releasing it over something else.
...
Forum: Photography in general 12th July 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I bought a Zerostat to see if it was a cure for...

I bought a Zerostat to see if it was a cure for static attracted dust and it didn't work - for me at least.

I'm not saying it couldn't work - but there is no way of knowing whether to spray +ve or...
Forum: Photography in general 11th July 2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Martin Aislabie
My negatives always popped up (the shiny side)...

My negatives always popped up (the shiny side) when I used a Kaiser enlarger.

In my Kaiser, I fitted a piece of IR glass (Kaiser accessory) to reduce the heat transmission into the negative - and...
Forum: Photography in general 11th July 2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Very sad news indeed. I bought almost my...

Very sad news indeed.

I bought almost my entire first darkroom from them when they were in north London.

At the time they labelled themselves as "The Darkroom" - so something similar.

It was...
Forum: Photography in general 4th July 2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hmmm... - I don't think so - half a stop change...

Hmmm... - I don't think so - half a stop change in print exposure makes a large difference to the density of a print.

I use F-Stop print timing and 1/12th stop steps are small but significant.
...
Forum: Photography in general 1st July 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Terry, I'm glad that you think that you have...

Terry, I'm glad that you think that you have solved your inconsistent print problem.

You are really unlucky that you can sometimes manage to flick the aperture half a stop - enough to make a...
Forum: Photography in general 30th June 2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Martin Aislabie
What is your normal print size ?

What is the most common/most frequent size of print that you produce ?

I'm just curious.

I always used to do 10x8 as my standard print size but recently moved up to 11x14 as it suits my camera...
Forum: Photography in general 30th June 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I am quite impervious to the latest...

I am quite impervious to the latest camera/gadget/widget advertising - by the simple fact I don't read any photo magazines.

I have come to recognise that the limiting factor in my photography is...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 26th June 2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have a very old unopened box of Ortho+ 5x4 -...

I have a very old unopened box of Ortho+ 5x4 - about 10~ish years old that has been in the freezer (aprox -20C) all its life.

You want it, can have it for the cost of the postage.

I intended to...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 26th June 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Ilford Ortho+ in 5x4 is available at The Imaging...

Ilford Ortho+ in 5x4 is available at The Imaging Warehouse.

One of the FADU sponsors - see the top bar of the web site.

I'm not sure how the UK to EU customs process works these days.

Martin
Forum: Auctions of Interest 25th June 2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Martin Aislabie
You ? Martin

You ?

Martin
Forum: Darkroom 24th June 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Yes ~ more or less. It isn't precise because...

Yes ~ more or less.

It isn't precise because the fall off for each focal length differs.

Remember, the fall is controlled by Cos^4.

All lenses are bound by this physical law - so the Cos^4...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd June 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Martin Aislabie
All this is true - however, the taking lens will...

All this is true - however, the taking lens will also suffer from light fall off towards the edge of the frame.

The problem of light fall off is particularly true for wide/very wide angle lenses -...
Forum: Photography in general 20th June 2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Social media is for the young, hip and cool guys...

Social media is for the young, hip and cool guys - where as we are just a bunch of old f*rts.

Like you I think they are missing a trick not engaging with the forums more/at all.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 19th June 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Martin Aislabie
2022 Ilford survey

For those who feel so inclined, Ilford have a film user survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2022film

Martin
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 17th June 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The tone of your background depends a great deal...

The tone of your background depends a great deal on how much light you throw on it.

A white background with almost no light on it can turn in to a very dark grey - if you can get enough physical...
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