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Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 5th April 2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,825
Posted By Adrian
I use the Ilford filters. With MG papers, as you...

I use the Ilford filters. With MG papers, as you say the speed of the paper at G4 and G5 is half that for other grades
So for example, if I want G2.5, 6 seconds , I would expose 3 seconds with G0...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 14th November 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,105
Posted By Adrian
Hi Michael Fibre based paper: It has a...

Hi Michael

Fibre based paper:
It has a different speed to RC - I find MGFB classic is a bit faster than MGRC so start from scratch with test exposures etc.
Its expensive, so I usually work up a...
Forum: Photography in general 6th October 2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Adrian
Thank you for sharing your pictures of Camberley...

Thank you for sharing your pictures of Camberley and Frimley. I lived in Frimley Road, Camberley for 7 years, then in Frimley Green. I now live in Yateley. I sometimes think I should make some...
Forum: Photography in general 31st May 2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,333
Posted By Adrian
See if you get the same effect if you load the...

See if you get the same effect if you load the film onto the reel starting from the other end so that frame 1 is last onto the reel. If you get the same result then it's probably the reel. If not ...
Forum: Introductions 31st May 2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,221
Posted By Adrian
Hi Steve, I'm Adrian and I live in Yateley, North...

Hi Steve, I'm Adrian and I live in Yateley, North Hampshire. I shoot film and have a dark room. Welcome to FADU!
Forum: Darkroom 18th April 2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By Adrian
I use the orbital for 4x5. I agitate 10 sec every...

I use the orbital for 4x5. I agitate 10 sec every minute as I would using a tank, just tipping the orbital side to side or front to back. I use 300ml of developer for up to 4 films and have not had...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 8th December 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,296
Posted By Adrian
Favourite lenses? 35mm its my Pentax 35mm f/3.5...

Favourite lenses? 35mm its my Pentax 35mm f/3.5 that came with my Pentax SV. Its over 50 years old but works great especially after a recent service. For MF its the Bronica 50mm f/3.5 ps. I reolution...
Forum: Cameras - small format 17th September 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,950
Posted By Adrian
Recommended Pentax Servicing in UK

Hi,

I have a much loved (and much used) Pentax SV which needs a bit of attention: light seals need replacing, shutter trip a bit lazy sometimes and 1sec doesn't work, film counter doesn't count on...
Forum: Photography in general 17th June 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,906
Posted By Adrian
On a week's vacation? Probably about 8 -10 rolls...

On a week's vacation? Probably about 8 -10 rolls of 120 snd a couple of rolls of 135.
Forum: Cameras - medium format 13th February 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,858
Posted By Adrian
Thanks Terry. I did look at SRB. I looked...

Thanks Terry. I did look at SRB. I looked everywhere for 95-77. Hens teeth here in the UK!
Forum: Cameras - medium format 13th February 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,858
Posted By Adrian
At last! a 95-77mm adapter for the Bronica SQA 40mm PS lens

The Bronica SQA system's Zenzanon 40mm-PS f/4 wide angle lens is a great lens. There's just one really annoying problem: it's filter thread is 95mm! Not only are 95mm filters very expensive, compared...
Forum: Darkroom 8th October 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,353
Posted By Adrian
I don't know the model numbers of my safelights...

I don't know the model numbers of my safelights and I can't even remember where I got them from. Sorry I can't be of more help. I like the idea of msybe getting an LED whose colour temp is just right...
Forum: Darkroom 6th October 2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,353
Posted By Adrian
LED bulbs in safelights not safe - and a simple fix

I recently replaced the little 15W bulb in a red safelamp with a LED equivalent - warm 2700K. But I quickly found it fogs mgrc paper.

I did some tests and found that the orange-red safelamp with...
Forum: Monochrome Film 1st September 2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,145
Posted By Adrian
I use a simple formula I can do in my head. It...

I use a simple formula I can do in my head. It works for me.
T = 0.1*t^2 + 2t
Where T is the compensated exposure time and t is the metered time.
That formula is is close to the old Ilford curve...
Forum: Darkroom 14th May 2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,049
Posted By Adrian
I switched from using a colour head to ilford...

I switched from using a colour head to ilford filters.
I much prefer the filters used with my LPL7451 enlarger.
1. Quicker to set up and use
2. Faster exposures
Highly recommended.
Forum: Manuals Discussion Forum 4th July 2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,112
Posted By Adrian
I have found that some manual downloads are...

I have found that some manual downloads are infected with viruses - I nearly got caught out the other day when downloading a manual for something (I can't remember what) resulted in an EXE file...
Forum: Photography in general 11th May 2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,862
Posted By Adrian
Thanks for the response and your thoughts on this...

Thanks for the response and your thoughts on this everyone and sorry for the late reply.

I have checked for light leaks etc. and did some tests with an exposure meter to see if there were any...
Forum: Photography in general 6th May 2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,862
Posted By Adrian
Contact Sheet Contrast vs Enlargement

I made some contact sheets at grade 1.5 (using Ilford under-lens filters) and found a Neg. I wanted to print which had good contrast in the contact sheet. The contact sheet was exposed at f/4, 4...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 13th January 2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,668
Posted By Adrian
That sounds much closer to creating art from...

That sounds much closer to creating art from imagination rather than a raw image file - digital painting. Winsor & Newton => Adobe!
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 26th December 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,526
Posted By Adrian
Thanks for the replies. So no quick fix other...

Thanks for the replies. So no quick fix other than filtering it or keeping it concentrated and just making up the dilution when needed.

Yes it's the citric acid based stop from Ilford. I do store...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 24th December 2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,526
Posted By Adrian
Fungus in Stop Bath

Hi,

I use Ilford Stop Bath diluted 1:19 (the regular version with the yellow indicator). It is stored at a reasonably low temperature, usually < 15 deg. C. I have found in the past that a...
Forum: Colour film 23rd July 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,605
Posted By Adrian
The Bronica 75mm F/2.8 has aperture clicks in 1...

The Bronica 75mm F/2.8 has aperture clicks in 1 stop steps but you can still set the aperture between the clicks.
Forum: Darkroom 26th May 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,670
Posted By Adrian
I use Ilford chemistry. It's a good idea to...

I use Ilford chemistry.

It's a good idea to keep print and film fix/stop separately because it enables the usage to be tracked (as per manufacturers' data sheets). For film, I strike a tally on...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd May 2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,869
Posted By Adrian
I like colour film. I have to admit to mostly...

I like colour film. I have to admit to mostly using a digital camera for most casual colour work and dark room isn't set up for colour. However, I always carry a magazine of velvia 100 or Portra when...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd May 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,991
Posted By Adrian
A heated Nova slot processor. It enables me to...

A heated Nova slot processor. It enables me to print when the dark room is only 8 degree c with a fan heater running continuously in winter.
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