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Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By alexmuir
There are some great photos here. I like the boys...

There are some great photos here. I like the boys in their flares, and the young woman with the white hat. Thanks Nick.
Alex


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Forum: Darkroom 22nd June 2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 230
Posted By alexmuir
If you have a suitable enlarger, it can sometimes...

If you have a suitable enlarger, it can sometimes produce better results using a longer than normal lens for enlarging a particular format. Iím sure Iíll be corrected if Iím wrong, but I believe you...
Forum: Photography in general 21st June 2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,899
Posted By alexmuir
Iíve just received my colour negative films back...

Iíve just received my colour negative films back from trips to Germany and Italy, mentioned above. The films are fine, with no obvious damage from the scanners. These films traveled from the UK, were...
Forum: Photography in general 18th June 2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,899
Posted By alexmuir
I donít know if international mail is routinely...

I donít know if international mail is routinely x-rayed. I would hope it is from a security point of view.
I have bought film from foreign suppliers and there hasnít been any issue with it being...
Forum: Photography in general 16th June 2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,899
Posted By alexmuir
If you want to use film abroad, your options are...

If you want to use film abroad, your options are quite limited. You could buy it at your destination and have it processed there, but that depends on the availability of film and a processing lab,...
Forum: Photography in general 8th June 2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,899
Posted By alexmuir
Will do, Mike. The SFX was already 5 years beyond...

Will do, Mike. The SFX was already 5 years beyond expiry, but showed no fog in the unexposed film base. The other films are colour negative, the faster one being 500. Iím not expecting them to be...
Forum: Photography in general 7th June 2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,899
Posted By alexmuir
I donít know, Mike. Edinburgh is a major...

I donít know, Mike. Edinburgh is a major international airport, and Berlin Willy Brandt has just opened, so I would expect both to have the latest equipment.
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 7th June 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,899
Posted By alexmuir
I have flown from Edinburgh to Berlin and back...

I have flown from Edinburgh to Berlin and back this past week. I took a selection of 35mm film (C41, CineStill and Ilford B&W) which was stored in a plastic film case in my hand luggage. It all went...
Forum: Photography in general 28th May 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,899
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Mike, Terry and Jonathon. That is all...

Thanks Mike, Terry and Jonathon. That is all helpful. The pasted post is worth reading. The poster gives great detail of his travels. Iím inclined to take a chance and see what happens. Iím flying...
Forum: Photography in general 28th May 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,899
Posted By alexmuir
Has anyone from the UK been to Europe and back...

Has anyone from the UK been to Europe and back recently with film in their luggage? If so, how did it work out? Was there any evidence of the scanners affecting the film, or did you manage to have it...
Forum: Darkroom 21st May 2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,818
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks. This is a quick reply as Iím out and...

Thanks. This is a quick reply as Iím out and about. Perhaps use something purchased fresh to get you up and running. HC110 can last a long time, but it may depend on storage. Using fresh chemicals...
Forum: Darkroom 21st May 2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,818
Posted By alexmuir
In the first post you referred to HC110 Ďoriginal...

In the first post you referred to HC110 Ďoriginal formulaí. Is that developer you have recently purchased, or the original Kodak formula before the change, around 4-5 years ago? Iím just curious if...
Forum: Darkroom 17th May 2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,818
Posted By alexmuir
I have looked back at the original post, and the...

I have looked back at the original post, and the replies, and it occurs to me that I agitate spiral tanks continuously for the first minute, then intermittently for the remaining time. I started...
Forum: Darkroom 17th May 2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,818
Posted By alexmuir
There is one thing that occurs to me, although I...

There is one thing that occurs to me, although I may be way off the mark. HC110 original formula is pretty thick. It has to be thoroughly mixed to ensure an even solution. I know this from...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 10th May 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By alexmuir
I have only copied a colour transparency to B&W...

I have only copied a colour transparency to B&W film once, but the purpose, and process was a bit different from your set-up. I do seem to recall, however, that Ilford Ortho film was suggested. It is...
Forum: Darkroom 16th April 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By alexmuir
I have, or had the Paterson Major when I owned a...

I have, or had the Paterson Major when I owned a 4x5 enlarger. I didnít really like it, but to be fair I didnít persevere with it. I resorted to a thing called MagnaSite which is quite good.
Terry,...
Forum: Photography in general 14th April 2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks for sharing your experience of this...

Thanks for sharing your experience of this project, Gary. The result, from your photographs certainly looks to be worth the effort. I have also enjoyed the specialist terms associated with...
Forum: Photography in general 11th April 2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By alexmuir
Increased development should produce very dense...

Increased development should produce very dense highlights, but the shadows should look fairly normal. Over exposure will make the whole negative look dense. Depending on the range of tones in your...
Forum: Photography in general 11th April 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By alexmuir
I normally develop 35mm films in 500ml solution....

I normally develop 35mm films in 500ml solution. It shouldnít make any difference to the density.
Alex


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Forum: Cameras - Large Format 26th March 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By alexmuir
Nagaoka 4x5 field camera

Has anyone experience of using the Nagaoka wooden 4x5 field cameras? Iíve seen one Iím interested in. Thanks.
Alex


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Forum: Cameras - medium format 25th March 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By alexmuir
I looked at the 124G instructions. Thereís...

I looked at the 124G instructions. Thereís nothing about winding an unloaded camera. Two points worth noting, however, are donít use the self-timer when the flash sync is set to M, and wind the...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 25th March 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By alexmuir
I bought one recently. Iím a bit worried now! I...

I bought one recently. Iím a bit worried now! I have run a couple of films through it with no apparent issues, but I would suggest a look at the instructions might be in order. Iím going to try to do...
Forum: Darkroom 18th March 2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks. Mike. Iím glad you managed to fixit....

Thanks. Mike. Iím glad you managed to fixit. These loaders are very expensive now. I wouldnít like to be buying a new one. Itís interesting that a replacement crank is offered. Perhaps there have...
Forum: Darkroom 17th March 2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By alexmuir
I have film in my loader at the moment, so itís...

I have film in my loader at the moment, so itís difficult to properly examine the mechanism. I canít see any easy way of reaching the spring part in order to lubricate it. It might be possible to...
Forum: Darkroom 16th March 2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By alexmuir
Mike, I have the AP version which I use quite...

Mike, I have the AP version which I use quite often. The metal part you are referring to is part of the interlock mechanism which prevents the film loading chamber opening when it is in use. The...
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