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Forum: Books Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Mike O'Pray
[QUOTE=GoodOldNorm;139891]The Art of Black and...

[QUOTE=GoodOldNorm;139891]The Art of Black and White Developing Fifth Edition, by John Finch.

I came across his videos last night purely by chance I was looking at a Shootlikeaboss video about his...
Forum: Photography in general 19th April 2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi, Dave, I think that Richard has pretty well...

Hi, Dave, I think that Richard has pretty well summed up the reasons why we have never seen a MDC for papers and their developers - probably just not enough variety or reasons for the need for...
Forum: Darkroom 19th April 2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 384
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Jevcar. It will be interesting to find out...

Thanks Jevcar. It will be interesting to find out the mechanism controlled by the filter dial ensures that the right lever of Y and M are inputted at each grade to get the exposure correct.

I...
Forum: Photography in general 19th April 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes, Tom, without wishing to sound like a dismal...

Yes, Tom, without wishing to sound like a dismal Jimmy it looks as if your experience, mine and a member from Germany on another site are all similar but seemingly not reflective of the general...
Forum: Photography in general 19th April 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I would have spread the word at least until...

I would have spread the word at least until covid-19 prevented me from spreading anything except butter over my bread but since seeing a you lady with a film camera on Grosmont station on the N Yorks...
Forum: Darkroom 19th April 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 384
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Jevcar. I had no idea that such a filter...

Thanks Jevcar. I had no idea that such a filter arrangement existed. If I have understood things correctly, this is not a colour head at all but is, as I speculated, an attempt to simulate the kind...
Forum: Darkroom 18th April 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 384
Posted By Mike O'Pray
JevCar, just curiosity on my part since the whole...

JevCar, just curiosity on my part since the whole enlarger is totally different to my Durst M605. All I can see in the photos is one dial that seems to be calibrated in grades 0-5 just as MG filters...
Forum: Darkroom 17th April 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 384
Posted By Mike O'Pray
What might help is photos of the actual enlarger...

What might help is photos of the actual enlarger and its "insides" so we can all be sure that what we think you have in your description is actually what you have, if that makes sense?

I agree...
Forum: Darkroom 17th April 2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 384
Posted By Mike O'Pray
So when using the dichroic (colour head) none of...

So when using the dichroic (colour head) none of the filters are in the light path at 0 on all 3(Yellow, Magenta and Cyan) and at the equivalent of 5 in MG filters only Magenta is engaged, the yellow...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 16th April 2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Wow, dudeinv you are now rich. The first thing on...

Wow, dudeinv you are now rich. The first thing on Google is the e-bay price from someone called aptly called Brilliant who is selling for 4000 without two lenses

Mike
Forum: Introductions 16th April 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome to FADU You have all the main things...

Welcome to FADU You have all the main things needed, namely a good camera and what sounds like a superb darkroom

I hope we can help on any matters that arise with film and darkroom work

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th April 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By Mike O'Pray
If anybody is in the area, a visit to Middleton...

If anybody is in the area, a visit to Middleton Top Incline is worth the effort. Actually that area plus Matlock Baths and the Heights of Abraham is worth an afternoon at least

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 11th April 2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Mike O'Pray
+1 from me for Nat. Unfortunately such detective...

+1 from me for Nat. Unfortunately such detective work is becoming more and more necessary as we move into a future where such info is no longer easily accessible

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 10th April 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well you chose Ilford HC anyway but you response...

Well you chose Ilford HC anyway but you response settles it for me, big paul. You have brought it home to me that I need to think the same way as you given my age. So that absolutely settles the...
Forum: Photography in general 10th April 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By Mike O'Pray
22years is great. With this record who needs the...

22years is great. With this record who needs the longevity of HC110? :)

More seriously given the debate about the effect of "new" HC110 on its longevity and generally higher price in the U.K. it...
Forum: News and Announcements 9th April 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Mike O'Pray
You might be right, Tom, but this is only a short...

You might be right, Tom, but this is only a short term solution to what I hope is not a long term problem whereby the current trend indicates that all analogue materials have risen by an amount that...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 6th April 2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes in its time it probably preceded the more...

Yes in its time it probably preceded the more sophisticated carousel projector of which it was a form of equivalent. The old two slide capacity projector must have been quite a pain to use if you...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 6th April 2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have since watched the Steve O' Nions video,...

I have since watched the Steve O' Nions video, one by Greg Davis and finally the one by someone who calls his site ShootLikeaBoss and on balance the first and third videos both convey the benefits of...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 6th April 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It looks as if it is a neg carrier that is...

It looks as if it is a neg carrier that is designed to take a full 36 frame film which you load at one end and then pull through each negative that you wish to print

Just a guess on my part based...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 5th April 2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,331
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes Joe there is no need for any running water...

Yes Joe there is no need for any running water for a Nova. All that needs to be done after or even during a session if you are processing enough prints is replenishing of the slots. In the case of...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 5th April 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Mike O'Pray
From the Ilford video by the Ilford Master...

From the Ilford video by the Ilford Master Printer, Darkroom Dave, it would appear that he does ignore the G5 filter factor and simply uses the 6 secs from his test strip at G2.5 split as 3 secs and...
Forum: Colour film 4th April 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Kodak chemicals all come under what was Kodak...

Kodak chemicals all come under what was Kodak Alaris and are completely separate to Kodak still films which are still part of the Kodak empire based on Rochester New York State

This may come as no...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd April 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Mike O'Pray
beetcleaner, if the Durst light is OK for you...

beetcleaner, if the Durst light is OK for you then a replacement gel will be the answer but at the risk of sounding like answering the question of how do I get from A to B by suggesting you start...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 2nd April 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I'll have item 1 Alex if it is still available ...

I'll have item 1 Alex if it is still available

Mike
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 1st April 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The look I liked in lith prints was that delicate...

The look I liked in lith prints was that delicate sort of pink colour rather than the gritty look. Then I saw the demo video of Ilford Selenium toner at 1+4 and the look that achieved came very close...
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