Support our Sponsors, they keep FADU free:   AG Photographic   Keyphoto   The Imaging Warehouse   Process Supplies   RH Designs   RK Photo   Second-hand Darkroom Supplies   Silverprint Ltd

Notices

Go Back   Film and Darkroom User > Search Forums

  ***   Click here for the FADU 2015/2014 Yearbooks   ***

Showing results 1 to 25 of 52
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: kevsNorthants
Forum: Photography in general 16th December 2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,048
Posted By kevsNorthants
I always pre-soak my films with a few drops of...

I always pre-soak my films with a few drops of wetting agent for a few minutes while I prep the developer. It's never caused uneven development for me, so I don't know where Ilford got that idea...
Forum: Darkroom 28th November 2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 57,690
Posted By kevsNorthants
Smile At the moment I'm making small prints from my...

At the moment I'm making small prints from my older 2 1/4" sq. b&w negatives to give out to friends for Xmas gifts. They're all landscapes and urban scenes, most of which I made during my University...
Forum: Top Tips 26th November 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,053
Posted By kevsNorthants
Cool There's a lot to be said for plastic pop bottles,...

There's a lot to be said for plastic pop bottles, IMO. They're cheap and come filled with pop when bought new. If one doesn't want pop, one can usually find some empty plastic pop bottles on the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 20th May 2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,618
Posted By kevsNorthants
Mmmm, vintage ID-11 - it's a cheeky little...

Mmmm, vintage ID-11 - it's a cheeky little number... :-D
Forum: Darkroom 14th May 2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,291
Posted By kevsNorthants
I must admit the paper sounds like a bargain, but...

I must admit the paper sounds like a bargain, but it could be old stock, expired, bankrupt stock, poorly-stored, of unknown provenance etc etc etc. Maybe he makes more profit from the postage than...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th May 2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,084
Posted By kevsNorthants
Hi Michael, IIRC, Ilford changed its black...

Hi Michael,

IIRC, Ilford changed its black packaging for white to celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2004, just before the company went into receivership. FP4 Plus was launched in 1990, which will...
Forum: Photography in general 10th May 2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,476
Posted By kevsNorthants
Thanks for posting this Mike. It'll be...

Thanks for posting this Mike. It'll be interesting to see where Kodak UK ends up in five years or so.

Cheers,
kevs
Forum: Darkroom 7th May 2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,333
Posted By kevsNorthants
I'll be honest and say that i don't know what...

I'll be honest and say that i don't know what effect (if any) using the 'wrong' condenser arrangement might have on your prints. My 504 came with only two condensers and has a note from its previous...
Forum: Darkroom 4th May 2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,333
Posted By kevsNorthants
Hi Stef, As Marty said, a 50mm will give...

Hi Stef,

As Marty said, a 50mm will give larger projections than the 80mm at the same elevation. Vignetting may cause problems when using shorter lenses.

My 504 has a LED-converted Varicon...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd May 2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,546
Posted By kevsNorthants
If the full, legal copyright came with the...

If the full, legal copyright came with the pictures i might be tempted if i were running or subbing to an image library, though I'd want to see a representative sample so i could judge the quality...
Forum: Darkroom 28th April 2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,624
Posted By kevsNorthants
My safelight is a red, cylindrical, Jessop (not...

My safelight is a red, cylindrical, Jessop (not Jessops!) one with a screw-on cover. I've had for about 20 years or so, IIRC it came with my first enlarger. It's mounted horizontally above the door...
Forum: Darkroom 27th April 2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,608
Posted By kevsNorthants
All things being equal I'd be inclined to keep...

All things being equal I'd be inclined to keep the diffuser head. Compared with a continuously variable filter, those little square plastic filters are very annoying. They're inconvenient, expensive,...
Forum: Monochrome Film 24th March 2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,034
Posted By kevsNorthants
Quick update: Well it's a good thing I...

Quick update:

Well it's a good thing I didn't waste any film on it. I carried out Mike's suggested test with a snip of film and a capfull of the developer. It turned out to be... Fixer!!! :D :D :D...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th March 2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,034
Posted By kevsNorthants
Thanks guys, I'll probably chuck it out...

Thanks guys,

I'll probably chuck it out then. C'est la vie...

Cheers,
kevs
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th March 2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,034
Posted By kevsNorthants
Does anyone know whether Perceptol keeps well as...

Does anyone know whether Perceptol keeps well as stock solution? I've found half a litre of stock in a sealed pop bottle that I must have made up a decade ago and forgotten about. It's perfectly...
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th March 2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,212
Posted By kevsNorthants
I use a rusty old axe and a candle. It works...

I use a rusty old axe and a candle. It works really well. I'm cutting one now in fact. 'Course I only have two fingers left, it's really....

...CHOP!!!!! OUCH!!!!! *sweary words here*

...I only...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 9th March 2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,880
Posted By kevsNorthants
I've been there; I bought a Yashica-Mat TLR off...

I've been there; I bought a Yashica-Mat TLR off Flea-bay, which turned out to have a dicky film advance mechanism. I also own a Yashica 635 with the three-element lens, which doesn't quite live up to...
Forum: Darkroom 9th March 2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By kevsNorthants
One word. Silverprint.

One word. Silverprint.
Forum: Photography in general 2nd March 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,885
Posted By kevsNorthants
Jessop paper used to be sold in white packets...

Jessop paper used to be sold in white packets marked 'Made in Croatia', which I think points to Fotokemika (Adox/Efke) as the manufacturer. This changed during the Croatian war in the 1990s and the...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 2nd March 2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,982
Posted By kevsNorthants
Ilford ULF run 2013

Simon Galley from Harman/Ilford has posted about the 2013 ULF run here:
http://www.apug.org/forums/forum172/116052-2013-ulf-manufacture-ilford-photo-harman-technology-limited.html

Cheers,
kevs
Forum: Alternate printing processes 28th February 2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,304
Posted By kevsNorthants
Those urls are dead now - the site is (as of Feb...

Those urls are dead now - the site is (as of Feb 2013) here:

http://katharinethayer.com/
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th February 2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,118
Posted By kevsNorthants
Hi Chris, I sympathise with you (and anyone...

Hi Chris,

I sympathise with you (and anyone trying to buy film nowadays!). Perhaps you could get together with some other film user(s) and make a bulk purchase of film, chems etc. yeh it's swings...
Forum: Photography in general 5th January 2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,441
Posted By kevsNorthants
Mine is to eat more cake. ;-)

Mine is to eat more cake. ;-)
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th December 2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,078
Posted By kevsNorthants
Lostlabours, Thank you for replying and...

Lostlabours,

Thank you for replying and explaining; it makes sense now I think... :-) 1:2 does sound like a good compromise between sharpness and grain; I can see why you'd like to reduce grain...
Forum: Monochrome Film 7th December 2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,078
Posted By kevsNorthants
Smile Just to drag this thread OT for a mo, I've never...

Just to drag this thread OT for a mo, I've never noticed any speed drop in ID-11. I develop my FP4+ (exposed at 125 ASA) at 1:3 at 20 c. for 20 mins and my negs appear properly exposed and developed...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 52

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.