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Forum: News and Announcements Today, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Bob, I got onto FADU tonight without problems and...

Bob, I got onto FADU tonight without problems and its Friday so do I take it that sometime today we moved onto the new server or has the move been postponed until next week?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: News and Announcements 16th August 2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Mike O'Pray
There is a massive philosophical discussion...

There is a massive philosophical discussion possible here, Bob, as to whether reward should be measured in time expended with sweat irrespective of its saving to a company's resulting savings or...
Forum: News and Announcements 16th August 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Sounds as if we are in your good hands, Bob....

Sounds as if we are in your good hands, Bob. Sounds as if you on the other hand may not be, assuming you are still there at the same place of work.

Do you work for that company where a certain...
Forum: Introductions 14th August 2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi and welcome to FADU Shohpie, I endorse Bob's...

Hi and welcome to FADU Shohpie, I endorse Bob's view about more darkrooms. I was hooked after one session on a nightschool course and so new and fascinating was it that in my "student" days so to...
Forum: News and Announcements 11th August 2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Paul, I have just looked. On the surface...

Thanks Paul, I have just looked. On the surface its weight matches Ilford Portfolio and yet in the 5x7 size for 100 sheets it is nearly 30 cheaper compared to what AGPhotographic charges,so a real...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 11th August 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes it could be as simple as seeing James Mason...

Yes it could be as simple as seeing James Mason passing the negatives (any negatives) into the viewer and then substituting contact prints. Your brain assumes that what you see is the same negatives...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 11th August 2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Mike O'Pray
So far, based on what Collas and Ian have said or...

So far, based on what Collas and Ian have said or is that have not said, there is no explanation as to what kind of projector might have existed then( 1944) that could do this that we know of

So...
Forum: Manufactured brews 9th August 2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I had another look at his video and his negs were...

I had another look at his video and his negs were certainly not thin.

It would look as if the only problematical part of making FX55 is the phenidone and there if you dissolve it in glycol it...
Forum: Chemical formulae 9th August 2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I felt sure I has responded to Nat's original...

I felt sure I has responded to Nat's original post the day he posted and yet my post is nowhere to be seen???

I can't work out what happened there

Mike
Forum: Manufactured brews 9th August 2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
So far my take from FADU is that whether its...

So far my take from FADU is that whether its speed increasing quality is as good as John Finch's test said it is remains unknown as the real test is being able to make it work properly :D

Do I...
Forum: Darkroom 8th August 2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By Mike O'Pray
ssharp, I wonder why it only happens on some...

ssharp, I wonder why it only happens on some prints? I'd have thought that if your method in the developer slot is the same or at least as nearly the same each time as makes no difference, then...
Forum: Darkroom 7th August 2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By Mike O'Pray
ssharp, all I can see on my monitor are two pics...

ssharp, all I can see on my monitor are two pics with some pinkish/magenta colour in them.

Is it possible to mark the streaks with the usual red outline to make it clearer where the streaks are? ...
Forum: Monochrome Film 1st August 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well HC110 and XP2 Super seems to be a favourite...

Well HC110 and XP2 Super seems to be a favourite combo. There's certainly a Photrio member who from his scans certainly seem to make it work very well. This was a few years ago and I cannot recall...
Forum: Photography in general 31st July 2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Vivian Maier + On Camera Photographers at the BBC

Sorry for the short notice but I have just seen 2 programmes tonight that may be of interest to those who haven't seen them first time around

Both are BBC4 tonight Sunday 31 July at 10:00pm and...
Forum: News and Announcements 30th July 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John, if he were to try a similar trick here I...

John, if he were to try a similar trick here I wouldn't have thought that using the same name or similar details to describe himself is likely

So how do we spot such a person if he decides to try...
Forum: Photography in general 30th July 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Mike O'Pray
You're right Nat. The "back in stock" is on top...

You're right Nat. The "back in stock" is on top of the pic in blue and I had assumed that this took precedence over the lower "out of stock" sign which I assumed preceded it

When I clicked on the...
Forum: Photography in general 29th July 2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Your metaborate powder is back in stock, Nat ...

Your metaborate powder is back in stock, Nat

Mike
Forum: Manufactured brews 28th July 2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
FX55 Developer - a surprising speed -Pictorial Planet i

John Finch now has 2 videos on the above Crawley developer. One explains how to make it and the other tests its speed

It's the second one of testing its ability to achieve box speed that intrigued...
Forum: Chemical formulae 26th July 2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ian, now you're here can I ask: Is there any...

Ian, now you're here can I ask: Is there any reason why Nat cannot simply mix the borax and sodium hydroxide powders in with the rest of the ingredients when he makes the fixer.

If he can does...
Forum: Photography in general 25th July 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It's a great idea. Lack of space and the cost of...

It's a great idea. Lack of space and the cost of a full set of darkroom equipment is the main problem for newcomers to try the full range of analogue processes

I hope this new place becomes more...
Forum: Chemical formulae 25th July 2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nat, I have just had a look at John's Finch's...

Nat, I have just had a look at John's Finch's "Making TF-2 Fixer" video where he mentions the difficulty of obtaining sodium metaborate and he simply suggests that you add the borax and sodium...
Forum: Chemical formulae 25th July 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nat, sounds like a question for John Finch at...

Nat, sounds like a question for John Finch at Pictorial Planet

Worth asking him as I got a very quick answer on my "missing video"

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 24th July 2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes a real bone of contention is this question....

Yes a real bone of contention is this question. at least on Photrio .

I have often wondered how this affected rotary processing when it comes down to as little as 35ml but clearly you have managed...
Forum: Introductions 22nd July 2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome to FADU, Keith. I have heard of...

Welcome to FADU, Keith. I have heard of chrysotypes but never knew what's involved or even what a chrysotype print looks like

I look forward to hearing more about it from yourself and others
...
Forum: News and Announcements 20th July 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes just seen it. Worth a watch Mike

Yes just seen it. Worth a watch

Mike
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