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Forum: Photography in general 20th April 2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By alexmuir
Yes. My older sonís partner is keen on using...

Yes. My older sonís partner is keen on using film, so I have supplied her with equipment and encouragement. We are going to be developing film together soon, so that she can see how it all works. ...
Forum: Darkroom 17th April 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By alexmuir
I canít help with the enlarger problems, but I...

I canít help with the enlarger problems, but I really like the pictures you have uploaded, and look forward to seeing more in future. Given that the original enlarger wasnít what you expected to...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 16th April 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By alexmuir
I hope you remembered to take the batteries out. ...

I hope you remembered to take the batteries out.
Alex


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Forum: Camera Manuals 10th April 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By alexmuir
If it is an original Nikon publication, it should...

If it is an original Nikon publication, it should be available to download from the Nikon UK website.
Alex.


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Forum: Print Exchanges 10th April 2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,303
Posted By alexmuir
Just received, a very dramatic landscape scene....

Just received, a very dramatic landscape scene. The print has strong contrast, and a great dark sky with white clouds. I like the diagonal composition, highlighting the ravine which is the subject of...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 8th April 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks, Steve. I hope they are of some use. ...

Thanks, Steve. I hope they are of some use.
Alex.


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Forum: Darkroom 7th April 2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By alexmuir
Were you using flash? You might get an effect...

Were you using flash? You might get an effect like this if using flash at the wrong shutter speed. I had one of these cameras in the 80ís. I really liked it. The only issue mine had was to do with...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 6th April 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By alexmuir
I donít think it is necessarily for use in an...

I donít think it is necessarily for use in an enlarger. It looks like device for copying slides. The duplicating film goes on the spools, and the mounted slides are placed in the recessed silver...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 6th April 2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By alexmuir
I know this thread is about printing, but the...

I know this thread is about printing, but the basic route to a satisfactory print is the correct negative exposure and development . Itís a good idea to study this first. You donít need special...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 6th April 2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By alexmuir
Lots 1,2,5 and 6 are gone. All posted out this...

Lots 1,2,5 and 6 are gone. All posted out this morning. Anyone interested in the remaining books, please get in touch before midnight Friday 9th April 2021. Thanks.
Alex.


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Forum: Sale or Wanted 2nd April 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By alexmuir
PM sent, Steve. Alex Sent from my...

PM sent, Steve.
Alex


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Forum: Sale or Wanted 2nd April 2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By alexmuir
Pm on the way, Mike. Alex Sent from my...

Pm on the way, Mike.
Alex


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Forum: Sale or Wanted 2nd April 2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By alexmuir
PMs sent, Tony and Rob. Alex. Sent...

PMs sent, Tony and Rob.
Alex.


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Forum: Sale or Wanted 2nd April 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By alexmuir
Books for sale.

I have the following books for sale to anyone who is interested. They are being sold as lots of two and three books on similar themes. Price is for each bundle, with postage to the UK at £3.85 per...
Forum: Print Exchanges 1st April 2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,378
Posted By alexmuir
Iím just home to find a really super print from...

Iím just home to find a really super print from Bob. It is a very unusual, and eyecatching view of a Sunflower, in its rather unusual environment. The print is very sharp, has a very effective...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 31st March 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By alexmuir
The Ilford below lens filter kit works well. It...

The Ilford below lens filter kit works well. It makes it very quick to switch grades. I learned to use multigrade with that type of filter system. It works equally well with condenser or diffuser...
Forum: Print Exchanges 30th March 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,303
Posted By alexmuir
Hi, Mike. Please count me in again. Alex. ...

Hi, Mike. Please count me in again.
Alex.


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Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 30th March 2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By alexmuir
The lack of contrast could be the paper, but it...

The lack of contrast could be the paper, but it could also be caused by some other factor. As far as the enlarger is concerned, it should be capable of top quality prints from multi contrast papers....
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 28th March 2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By alexmuir
I have a couple of Kata bags which are good...

I have a couple of Kata bags which are good quality, and light. They hold a lot, but perhaps not the entire load you are proposing. The larger one is called the Bumblebee, and came in light, and very...
Forum: Darkroom 24th March 2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By alexmuir
I think they are the legs. Alex Sent...

I think they are the legs.
Alex


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Forum: New products and offers 23rd March 2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By alexmuir
Iíve only experienced slivering once, and the...

Iíve only experienced slivering once, and the affected print was Ilford FB Warmtone. It was the original version, purchased soon after its release.
Alex.


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Forum: News and Announcements 22nd March 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By alexmuir
I caught this by accident, having missed the...

I caught this by accident, having missed the mention here. It was very good. The photographs reminded me of some of the work being done in America in the early 20th Century. I have a book about...
Forum: New products and offers 22nd March 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By alexmuir
Fomaspeed Variant RC Matt

There has been some chat recently about Matt surface papers. I have just received an email from Silverprint with an interesting offer. 50 sheets of this paper in 8x10 for 20 GBP. The offer is on...
Forum: Print Exchanges 20th March 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,378
Posted By alexmuir
That was quick, Frank! Iím glad you liked the...

That was quick, Frank! Iím glad you liked the print. I certainly hope you make the trip sometime. You wonít be disappointed.
Alex


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Forum: Manufactured brews 18th March 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By alexmuir
I think that prints from Microphen negatives...

I think that prints from Microphen negatives donlook different to those from ID 11 negatives. The grain in the Microphen version is more obvious, but not coarse and obtrusive. I am using it quite...
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