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Forum: Colour film Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 167
Posted By mpirie
My darkroom is an annexe to the garage and can...

My darkroom is an annexe to the garage and can get very cold in winter.....around 6 or 7 degrees at times.

When processing sheet film, i have the chemicals heat up in my Jobo.....leaving it on for...
Forum: Photography in general 26th June 2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By mpirie
What volume of solutions were you using in the...

What volume of solutions were you using in the Orbital?

I think the small cups are around 75ml, but i regularly process four 5x4 negs in my orbital with 300ml of each solution.

The other thing...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th June 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By mpirie
I stick to FP4+ for the vast majority of my work....

I stick to FP4+ for the vast majority of my work. It's not exclusive, i will use others like Pan-F and Hp5, but if i look back at my catalogue.....nearly 90% of it was shot on FP4+.

Having said...
Forum: Introductions 8th June 2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By mpirie
Welcome Adrian. Mike

Welcome Adrian.

Mike
Forum: Auctions of Interest 24th May 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By mpirie
I'm surprised it doesn't have "rare" in the...

I'm surprised it doesn't have "rare" in the description. :shock:

Mike
Forum: Cameras - small format 10th May 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 912
Posted By mpirie
+1 I didn't really gel with my FA and found the...

+1 I didn't really gel with my FA and found the F90x much more capable.

Mike
Forum: Filters 6th May 2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By mpirie
:slap:a digital tripod.......does it only have...

:slap:a digital tripod.......does it only have two legs? :D

Bloody marketing gone crazy !

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 5th May 2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By mpirie
I've been in contact via email with them over the...

I've been in contact via email with them over the past few days.

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By mpirie
It's more prevalent when using stand or minimal...

It's more prevalent when using stand or minimal agitation development because of the lack of developer circulation/agitation.

I stopped suffering from it as my technique improved, especially...
Forum: Introductions 30th April 2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By mpirie
Welcome Matt. Mike

Welcome Matt.

Mike
Forum: Introductions 30th April 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By mpirie
Welcome Martin. Mike

Welcome Martin.

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 16th April 2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By mpirie
Diz, have you considered using half or one...

Diz, have you considered using half or one millimeter thick black plastic sheets that you can buy off the bay of e for your neg mask?

I used that to cut a 6x9 mask for my 5x4 ground glass.

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 16th April 2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,535
Posted By mpirie
In which case Gary, i would like to thank you and...

In which case Gary, i would like to thank you and all your colleagues in the NHS and other caring services for what you are doing to help keep us all safe and well.

Thank you!

Mike
Forum: News and Announcements 24th March 2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By mpirie
On BBC Scotland tonight

Guys (well those able to receive BBC Scotland),

There is a show on at 10pm called "Pictures of Afghanistan".....A portrait of war photographer David Pratt.

Mike
Forum: Sale or Wanted 19th March 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By mpirie
I'll take it Dave (assuming it doesn't come with...

I'll take it Dave (assuming it doesn't come with a complimentary infection) :-)

Mike
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 14th March 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By mpirie
No difference in function whether there's...

No difference in function whether there's coloured centres or not, though those with the coloured centres will be easier to see :-)

They can be used for both concentrate and dilute chemicals.
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th March 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By mpirie
I'm sure Ian will be along soon enough :D ...

I'm sure Ian will be along soon enough :D

I'm interested in the thoughts of D-23 or DD-23 too.

I have the chemicals ready to make my own, but will wait until my Pyrocat HD finishes before...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 8th March 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By mpirie
Are you sure it's fungus? If it is, then exposure...

Are you sure it's fungus? If it is, then exposure to strong sunlight could diminish it.

My worry would be that the strands could be corrosion of the silvering that's applied to the prism glass....
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 25th February 2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By mpirie
....or you could try somewhere like Dunelm who...

....or you could try somewhere like Dunelm who sell sheets of foam?

Mike
Forum: Sale or Wanted 17th February 2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By mpirie
Marty, The other Nikons are (top left: F2AS,...

Marty,

The other Nikons are (top left: F2AS, bottom right: F2A with MD1+MB2 and bottom left F2 with DP1, possibly SB).

That's a very kind offer and please pass on our thanks to those donating...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 16th February 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By mpirie
It's a good point Alex, but because i have a...

It's a good point Alex, but because i have a permanent darkroom, the changing bag only gets used when i'm in the field.

In this scenario, i'm sitting in the back of the car with my hands in the...
Forum: Articles 16th February 2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,429
Posted By mpirie
You're right Alan; by the time i've rocked the...

You're right Alan; by the time i've rocked the orbital twice slowly from left to right on the minute; and then twice slowly front to back on the thirty second beeps, it's almost like continuous...
Forum: Articles 16th February 2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,429
Posted By mpirie
I used to pre-soak, but was experiencing strange...

I used to pre-soak, but was experiencing strange marks on the film-base which disappeared when i stopped pre-soaking.

Ilford do not recommend pre-soaking FP4, so i stopped.

No need for wetting...
Forum: Articles 16th February 2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,429
Posted By mpirie
For me Norm, i float my Orbital in a tray of...

For me Norm, i float my Orbital in a tray of water at about 22 ˚C, (it's a cold darkroom) using 300ml of each chemical, i develop FP4+ in Pyrocat HD at 2+2+100 for 8 minutes (N). A water stop is used...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 15th February 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By mpirie
Robbie the Robot! DANGER, DANGER Will...

Robbie the Robot!

DANGER, DANGER Will Robinson !!

Mike
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