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Forum: New products and offers Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By John King
Do you know, I keep forgetting about them. I used...

Do you know, I keep forgetting about them. I used to buy regularly from Mathers, but they sort of slipped out of the mainstream. I will have to create a shortcut so I can check their prices before...
Forum: New products and offers Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By John King
Since I posted the last I have also found that...

Since I posted the last I have also found that WEX (Warehouse Express) have very keen prices compared to my usual supplier. For example 36 exp FP4 is 35p cheaper than AG my usual supplier. But the...
Forum: New products and offers 25th November 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By John King
Dohhhhhh!

Now they tell me! I have just stocked up with all the B&W I need for present. Spend a shed load on 5lt MG print dev, stop bath, fixer & 2 boxes of MG5 to say nowt about 5 cassettes of XP2. I could...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 25th November 2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,055
Posted By John King
Dust Particles

I don't actually have a serious problem with dust or hairs on negatives, but what I do before printing, the negative goes into the glassless carrier and two quick swipes of a 1" brush (unused) to...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 24th November 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 384
Posted By John King
I don't think you are far off the mark. My eyes...

I don't think you are far off the mark. My eyes at one time had 20/20 vision, but no longer. However the range of tones in light and shade that can be detected by the human eye is apparently greater...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 24th November 2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 384
Posted By John King
Your quest sounds like a touch of misty eyes. My...

Your quest sounds like a touch of misty eyes. My recall of contact prints is a mixture of faded, lack of contrast or too much contrast with shadows so dark there was no detail or burnt out...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 23rd November 2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By John King
That picture has lovely tones I would not have...

That picture has lovely tones I would not have thought that a change of developer would make such a difference.

However I like the tones that MG Developer produces on the MG5 and I find that it's...
Forum: Monochrome Film 20th November 2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By John King
From what you say dish soap and washing up liquid...

From what you say dish soap and washing up liquid are definitely not the same in UK. Dish soap to me means a tablet of hard soap that everyone used until a few years ago. If I am mixing it up forgive...
Forum: Monochrome Film 20th November 2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By John King
Not a good idea! Soap contains microscopic...

Not a good idea! Soap contains microscopic undissolveable solids which can leave a scum on the film.

Ask anyone who has to clean a bathroom basin. I noticed this when I started to use shower gel...
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,142
Posted By John King
Yellow Hi Vis

BTP, used to wear orange like all other staff working on the stations etc, however since I think about 2003/4, that was decreed unnecessary because on most occasions when they went on the lines it...
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,142
Posted By John King
I have not seen the maps uploaded but attached is...

I have not seen the maps uploaded but attached is an extract from a 25" to a mile Ord Survey from 1898. In red I have highlighted parts that are relevant
A. The location of the present Tynemouth...
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,142
Posted By John King
I have chucked the magazine that the article was...

I have chucked the magazine that the article was in but I seem to recall that the stations (there were three) was going north towards Gosforth, not far from the main rolling stock depo which may have...
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,142
Posted By John King
It may have changed in the recent past but there...

It may have changed in the recent past but there is nothing in the the Byelaws that specifically covers photography on the lines run by TFL.

Similarly there was a Byelaw that prohibited busking,...
Forum: Monochrome Film 18th November 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By John King
Final Bath

It probably wouldn't hurt B+W film and I would think it would do the job but wetting agent is quite cheap anyway.
It won't do anything to help preserve a correctly fixed and washed silver image...
Forum: Photography in general 17th November 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,142
Posted By John King
They need to speak to British Transport Police...

They need to speak to British Transport Police because they usually have no problem with photographers in fact they have often used images in crime detection. Yes I think he must have been an under...
Forum: Darkroom 17th November 2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,036
Posted By John King
Mercury Thermometers

I am hanging onto my last mercury thermometer for grim life because I know it is 100% accurate and always will be. (or as the advertising blurb said before I bought it accurate to within +/- .25 of a...
Forum: Print Finishing 16th November 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By John King
The strength of the bond came from the tissue...

The strength of the bond came from the tissue which was a sandwich between two layers of shellac. It needed longer in the press for it to work properly. In the days of fibre paper that was the only...
Forum: Photography in general 15th November 2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,142
Posted By John King
Sorry but that sounds like a personal gripe and...

Sorry but that sounds like a personal gripe and does not need to be covered in the list of subjects in the book by Nat Polton. Should this not be sticking to the original subject of an overbearing...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 14th November 2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By John King
So it is best not to be near my Friday Fish and...

So it is best not to be near my Friday Fish and Chips then? :D

I will order some from Silverprint because even paying for postage it is still cheaper than Firstcall.
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 14th November 2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By John King
If I start using it again, it looks as if I will...

If I start using it again, it looks as if I will have a bit of experimentation to do - fun unbounded!
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 14th November 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By John King
Farmer's

I have looked at the websites for both Silverprint and Firstcall are either being greedy or selling it at a loss. Kits with enough to make 4 x 250cc is either 6.58 incl post by Silverprint, or...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 14th November 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By John King
I have not got a set of scales to measure how...

I have not got a set of scales to measure how much thiosulphate is in each individual packet but at a guess I would think there is about the same as a level desert spoon which I would estimate as...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 14th November 2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By John King
Farmer's

Since posting I have realised that I do not have the Ferricyanide component. All the sachets which are in silver foil (10) and I had to open each one to find out what was in there, are the white...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 13th November 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By John King
Farmers Reducer.

I have been having a clear-out and come across a box with 10 sealed metal foil sachets of Farmer's Reducer. It must be 50+ years since I used Farmer's and have totally forgotten how to use it apart...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th November 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By John King
Tape. Fixing, for the use of.

I have always left the tape on but clip the corners about 1/4" in. 120 film is thinner than 35mm and the tape being more or less bonded to the film, it makes a good support to to the leading edge of...
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