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Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 24th November 2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By alexmuir
Are you using it for C41 processing? Thanks, ...

Are you using it for C41 processing?
Thanks,
Alex.


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Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 24th November 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 384
Posted By alexmuir
Assuming the difference in appearance is due to...

Assuming the difference in appearance is due to the Callier Effect, you wonít manage to reproduce the look of the contact print by the normal enlargement technique. You will have to look at...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 14th November 2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By alexmuir
I have bought specialist bulbs in the past from a...

I have bought specialist bulbs in the past from a UK company called Medlamps. They sell bulbs for use in a variety of instruments. It might be worth checking with them.
Given the quoted prices, I...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 13th November 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By alexmuir
I hadnít heard that it has such a short life,...

I hadnít heard that it has such a short life, Mike. I thought it was the same as the bleach used for some sepia toning processes, which I believe is Potassium Ferricyanide. If thatís correct, the...
Forum: Photography in general 10th November 2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By alexmuir
I can normally find this magazine in local...

I can normally find this magazine in local outlets, but this month it has been quite elusive. I eventually managed to pick up a copy tonight at the Central Station. I am really glad I did, as Davidís...
Forum: Negative Printing Exchange 10th November 2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By alexmuir
Iím sitting in the Tron Theatre Bar, Glasgow,...

Iím sitting in the Tron Theatre Bar, Glasgow, waiting to see ĎThe Tempestí, and my wife is encouraging me to join this exchange. Please count me in. I will forward my up to date address tomorrow, if...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 2nd November 2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By alexmuir
The Sekonic L-308 meters can be adjusted to show...

The Sekonic L-308 meters can be adjusted to show speed and aperture in one third stops. They are quite small, but with a decent size display. Some other digital meters can do the same. I think my...
Forum: Photography in general 1st November 2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By alexmuir
I canít find anything written about this, Mike,...

I canít find anything written about this, Mike, although there are plenty of references to using the 5cm Elmar, and some other Leica lenses for enlarging. I am going to guess that the lens is set to...
Forum: Photography in general 27th October 2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks for posting this, Michael. I will be in...

Thanks for posting this, Michael. I will be in London mid-November, and will try to see the exhibition if time permits.
Alex


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Forum: Darkroom 25th October 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By alexmuir
I bought mine from Mr Cad. You could try calling...

I bought mine from Mr Cad. You could try calling them, or Secondhand Darkroom who sponsor the forum. You often find that suppliers have things like this that are not listed on their website. The...
Forum: Photography in general 25th October 2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By alexmuir
Iím going to look for mine too, Terry to see if a...

Iím going to look for mine too, Terry to see if a long stay in a drawer has made it work any better. It would certainly be useful to have one hat was effective and easy to use.
Alex


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Forum: Darkroom 24th October 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By alexmuir
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Forum: Darkroom 24th October 2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By alexmuir
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I see from the manual that both...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd October 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By alexmuir
I bough the one that plugs into an iPhone and...

I bough the one that plugs into an iPhone and works with the Shutter Speed app. I couldnít get it to work, and frankly found it to be a waste of money. It requires you to interpret a wave-form...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd October 2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By alexmuir
I have a V35, and have used it for around 10...

I have a V35, and have used it for around 10 years. The person who sold it to me advised that you should align the negative, then squeeze the two tabs at the front of the holder to keep it in place...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd October 2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By alexmuir
I donít think anyone does Durst spares anymore....

I donít think anyone does Durst spares anymore. The person who had the remaining stocks (Northern Photo?) sold off a lot of stuff on eBay a few years ago. You sometimes see parts for sale, or even a...
Forum: Darkroom 20th October 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By alexmuir
Iíve been without a darkroom since moving house...

Iíve been without a darkroom since moving house in June, so I have ordered the Ilford tent. It looks like it will accommodate everything I need, and probably force a bit of economy of kit. I realised...
Forum: Colour film 18th October 2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,976
Posted By alexmuir
Itís a colour negative film, originally designed...

Itís a colour negative film, originally designed for use in 35mm movie cameras. It can be processed as intended as a colour negative, or alternatively as a black and white negative. Personally, I...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th October 2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,558
Posted By alexmuir
I am not sure which one others use, but I have...

I am not sure which one others use, but I have found Reciprocity Timer to be useful. It includes settings for filter and bellows compensation, and particular camera/lens combinations.
Alex

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Forum: Monochrome Film 28th September 2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By alexmuir
I can say that the time Neil has given for the...

I can say that the time Neil has given for the 1+49 dilution is very close to mine. I tend use 1+49 for the reasons given. Itís far easier if you are using metric measurements.
Alex


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Forum: Darkroom 24th September 2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By alexmuir
I find that 3 lengths of flexible plastic tubing...

I find that 3 lengths of flexible plastic tubing (aquariums, home-brew, etc) are a useful addition to a Nova. You connect them to the drain taps to make emptying the chemicals a bit easier. I think...
Forum: Photography in general 14th September 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,203
Posted By alexmuir
Failing capacitors are affecting a lot of older...

Failing capacitors are affecting a lot of older equipment. I have a good quality turntable that has problems with the speed control as a result of aging capacitors. The flash problem also comes down...
Forum: Cameras - small format 8th September 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By alexmuir
The Nikon F certainly has a T setting. Some of...

The Nikon F certainly has a T setting. Some of the electronic AF models also have, and possibly some Nikkormats . The F65 springs to mind as one of the AF types. On the F, I recall that you turned...
Forum: Photography in general 8th September 2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By alexmuir
I made some MF contacts on Kodak Velox (I think)...

I made some MF contacts on Kodak Velox (I think) paper a few years ago. They were quite nice. I still have a stock of the paper, so may give it another go. I remember making 6x6 contact sheets of...
Forum: Colour film 13th August 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By alexmuir
The new film may not have been properly stored by...

The new film may not have been properly stored by the retailer. Heat and humidity can cause the emulsion to deteriorate rapidly. Before digital imaging came along, when film was the only option,...
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