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Forum: Monochrome Film 12th April 2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By mpirie
Purely by coincidence, i was standing over my...

Purely by coincidence, i was standing over my CPA2 yesterday wondering what i'd do if the heater element failed and i couldn't find another.

There are numerous other ways of processing film but i...
Forum: Darkroom 6th April 2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By mpirie
I can't help with a manual, but that's a...

I can't help with a manual, but that's a condenser enlarger.

The spare lens and retainer should be fitted as they will be used to even out the light coming from the lamp.

You should find space...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd April 2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By mpirie
Look online for "Rubylith" it can be bought in...

Look online for "Rubylith" it can be bought in rolls.

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 24th March 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By mpirie
Maybe pegs to allow drawers to be stacked? ...

Maybe pegs to allow drawers to be stacked?

But pictures might help.

Mike
Forum: Introductions 20th March 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By mpirie
Welcome Norman, You will find an endless...

Welcome Norman,

You will find an endless resource of knowledge on this forum.

Mike
Forum: Sale or Wanted 11th March 2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By mpirie
If i ever reach the stage of not being able to...

If i ever reach the stage of not being able to source lamps for any of my heads, then i'd definitely look at LED's as a light source.

If you only need a "white" light source, then it shouldn't be...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 10th March 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By mpirie
Hi Tony, there are a number of threads on...

Hi Tony, there are a number of threads on replacing cold-light and condenser heads with LED panels on some of the other forums.

It might be worth dropping Heiland a note to see if they have a...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 10th March 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By mpirie
There's a Durst AC1200 on the auction site just...

There's a Durst AC1200 on the auction site just now, but "reasonably priced" is not something i think applies!

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 22nd February 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By mpirie
Maybe the switch has failed through...

Maybe the switch has failed through over-use.......if someone flipped the switch everytime they opened the paper box, then you can imagine the switch could fail quickly.

If the lights being on is...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 22nd February 2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By mpirie
Thanks Marty. That's a nice setup, but i...

Thanks Marty.

That's a nice setup, but i doubt my wife would understand the need for a fourth enlarger :-)

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 22nd February 2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By mpirie
Yep, the switch should switch the filter wheel...

Yep, the switch should switch the filter wheel backlights off.

If it's not working, then maybe that explains why the filters look like they're covered up?

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th February 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By mpirie
I agree with the above.....Pan-F seems especially...

I agree with the above.....Pan-F seems especially prone to fogging after extended periods of storage, either pre or post exposure.

I found a batch of my own 120 Pan-F had developed markings due to...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th February 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By mpirie
Personally, the composition is more important...

Personally, the composition is more important than the IR effect.

So I either have to accept a less-obvious IR effect or return when the sun has moved round.....but that then affects the...
Forum: Members Announcements 3rd February 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By mpirie
When i got my dryer/glazer second hand, the first...

When i got my dryer/glazer second hand, the first thing i did was take the cloth off and stick it in the washing machine at a high temp.....seems to have cleaned it well.

While it was still damp,...
Forum: Monochrome Film 2nd February 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By mpirie
.....or set your meter to 6 stops below your...

.....or set your meter to 6 stops below your normal EI......so instead of 400, set to 6, then meter as usual and fit the filter after composing and focussing

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 29th January 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By mpirie
If memory serves, an R72 IR filter drops about 6...

If memory serves, an R72 IR filter drops about 6 stops with Rollei 400.

Mike
Forum: News and Announcements 25th January 2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By mpirie
Best wishes to you both Ian. At least you...

Best wishes to you both Ian.

At least you know she's in the best place and in the best hands. The last thing she needs now is the risk of catching infections, so though it's hard not getting to...
Forum: Photography in general 21st January 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By mpirie
I have to agree Norm.....too many people moving...

I have to agree Norm.....too many people moving to film photography want an instant fix and want immediate answers to the issue they're perceiving.

We have all seen the endless "Tell me what...
Forum: Introductions 20th January 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By mpirie
Welcome Andy. Mike

Welcome Andy.

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 15th January 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By mpirie
Just what i was about to suggest too Terry....add...

Just what i was about to suggest too Terry....add ND gels above the neg.

If you can buy 0.3 sheets, you should be able to add one or more to bring the times up to an acceptable level.

Mike
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Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By mpirie
Hi Alan, No, not had any of my CF tripods...

Hi Alan,

No, not had any of my CF tripods break on me (lost a foot or two off the MF55Pro though).

I like the lightness of carrying CF legs, but maybe it's psychological that my camera feels...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By mpirie
Tripods are something i've spent a lot of time...

Tripods are something i've spent a lot of time (and money) on. I think i have around 8 or 9.

What I would suggest is to consider where you will use the tripod and what the ground conditions are...
Forum: Photography in general 9th January 2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,416
Posted By mpirie
Hi Gary, I've seen a couple of exhibitions...

Hi Gary,

I've seen a couple of exhibitions of Adams work and agree, some of them were small and lacking contrast. I put it down to poor lighting (presumably to avoid fading) at the exhibition...
Forum: Photography in general 8th January 2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,416
Posted By mpirie
I'm fortunate enough to have seen John Sexton's...

I'm fortunate enough to have seen John Sexton's prints at an exhibition of his and they are stunning! I'm not too macho to admit i had tears in my eyes looking at them....it was like you could walk...
Forum: Photography in general 30th December 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By mpirie
I'm fortunate enough to live in the North West of...

I'm fortunate enough to live in the North West of Scotland so subject matter is not usually a problem......it's the weather (and only 6hrs of daylight) that stops my outdoor activities at this time...
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