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Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Mike O'Pray
I agree. Sometimes on a forum where face to face...

I agree. Sometimes on a forum where face to face comms are not possible, the only way to be sure what is the information required, involves the very long-winded way of asking a series of questions,...
Forum: Introductions Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 113
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Gary, the Leica range certainly seem to...

Thanks Gary, the Leica range certainly seem to be much loved for street-type photography

Mike
Forum: Introductions 24th October 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 113
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Gary. As a matter of interest, what...

Welcome Gary. As a matter of interest, what camera and film(s) do you use for your street photography?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 24th October 2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I feel I may still not have understood you...

I feel I may still not have understood you correctly, so,let me ask a few questions.

1. Is the comparison between colour head single filtration be that Y or M on the colour head dials and the...
Forum: Darkroom 24th October 2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John, I do not have any MG5 but is the...

John, I do not have any MG5 but is the information leaflet you get with MG5 have the same dual filtration values as the MGIV?

I'd have thought that there should be some slight differences but...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd October 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The problem Marty is that that thread's beginning...

The problem Marty is that that thread's beginning is 2009 and its end is 2014. Unfortunately anything might have happened in the intervening 7 years

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 22nd October 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I got curious and while I am not very good at...

I got curious and while I am not very good at navigating Google Maps but I can't see any sign of Northern Photo on Pickering Street and when you call the number the automated BT voice says "number...
Forum: Manufactured brews 19th October 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Sorry Norm, for somehow mistaking you for Terry ...

Sorry Norm, for somehow mistaking you for Terry


Mike
Forum: Manufactured brews 19th October 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Good question Terry. I suspect the answer is yes...

Good question Terry. I suspect the answer is yes if you had the knowledge, skill, the right equipment and key ingredient(s) to do it

My gut instinct says that the answer is no if you are a home...
Forum: Introductions 18th October 2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Eddy and good luck with the colour prints...

Welcome Eddy and good luck with the colour prints

Mike
Forum: Introductions 16th October 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Howard and well done for being able to...

Welcome Howard and well done for being able to move the darkroom. Not always an easy task when moving into a new house

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th October 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Coastman, while the grain size may be related to...

Coastman, while the grain size may be related to the development time in the sense that you appear to have doubled the correct development time, I suspect this may be marginal only

However Rodinal...
Forum: Manufactured brews 7th October 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty. Just as an aside in terms of cost...

Thanks Marty. Just as an aside in terms of cost it would appear that not only is HC very long lasting but one of the cheapest commercial developers on a cost per film basis

While Xtol 5L gives me...
Forum: Manufactured brews 7th October 2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks, Miha. I think a graduated small cylinder...

Thanks, Miha. I think a graduated small cylinder sounds like a good way

Mike
Forum: Manufactured brews 7th October 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well, both Marty's and Bill's replies helps...

Well, both Marty's and Bill's replies helps settle the key questions which are that using concentrate and avoiding the double dilution of the Ilford method is OK and that llford HC has a very long...
Forum: Manufactured brews 7th October 2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I agree with all of your sentiments Terry and it...

I agree with all of your sentiments Terry and it was that part of you reply that I quote above that made me wonder as well. Is the MDC 1+31 the same as Ilford's 1+31 or is it 1 part concentrate plus...
Forum: Darkroom 6th October 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I told them the smell was from my sepia/selenium...

I told them the smell was from my sepia/selenium toning and so far so good :D

Mike
Forum: Manufactured brews 6th October 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Miha, is this the 1+31 based on the Ilford...

Miha, is this the 1+31 based on the Ilford recommendation that you use a stock solution that is made up by diluting the concentrate 1L +3L of water , then dividing the 4L into 1L containers and using...
Forum: Monochrome Film 5th October 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Good to know Vincent. My earliest negs are from...

Good to know Vincent. My earliest negs are from 2003 but are those done at a nightschool course so not quite the Ilford method

In my case that probably started in 2005/6 so maximum age of such...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th October 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Mike O'Pray
An assumption on my part but assuming that the...

An assumption on my part but assuming that the 5,10,20 sequence has been around since the late 70's /early 80s it would seem reasonable that by now enough users have done the wash this way to be...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th October 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes I tend to add a couple of stages to the...

Yes I tend to add a couple of stages to the Ilford procedure. The first fill is only swilled round but vigorously for a few secs and then dumped. However I don't count this as the first step. This...
Forum: Manufactured brews 2nd October 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the link Nat. Interestingly the...

Thanks for the link Nat. Interestingly the economy dilution still only results in the kind of times I use for Xtol and HP5+ at 1+1 so there is no great time penalty for the economy dilution
...
Forum: Manufactured brews 2nd October 2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Leaving aside the question mark that may or may...

Leaving aside the question mark that may or may not hang over the "new" HC110 in terms of its longevity v "old" HC110 and how this alters its longevity v Ilfotec NC, what I am unsure about is...
Forum: Manufactured brews 1st October 2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I wonder if Tetenal will give dev times for at...

I wonder if Tetenal will give dev times for at least the main films in the market or at least indicate what it believes its tabs are closest to in terms of the other mainstream developers?

Or has...
Forum: Monochrome Film 28th September 2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John It must be Northerners and Scotsman who...

John It must be Northerners and Scotsman who watch prices.:D

Norm, it surprises me that the inexorable and adverse divergence between Kodak and Ilford prices has come as a shock.

I made a...
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