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Forum: News and Announcements Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 116
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Ian for info on table salt Mike

Thanks Ian for info on table salt

Mike
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Norm, my first reaction these days is to say...

Norm, my first reaction these days is to say That's great customer service and it is but "back in the day" great customer service like that was normal customer service.

Despite the obvious...
Forum: Introductions 26th October 2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 90
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Alex. It may be a bit cramped under the...

Welcome Alex. It may be a bit cramped under the stairs but I am sure you'll find the magic of printing is still as good as ever it was

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 26th October 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Anyone at all interested might want to Google it...

Anyone at all interested might want to Google it There is a write-up by Roger and Frances, he being the late Roger Hicks and she Frances Schultz, should anyone not know

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 26th October 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nice offer, Dave. I have a Phillips analyser so...

Nice offer, Dave. I have a Phillips analyser so I'd be selfish if I had it but it looks worth a punt for anyone who wants to see what it might be able to do.

Mike
Forum: Cameras - medium format 26th October 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I don't own one so can't help. This may seem a...

I don't own one so can't help. This may seem a naive question but given the grinding noise when the back is turned is there no signs of where this grinding is happening?

It sounds for all the...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 26th October 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Good to hear. There are so few suppliers of...

Good to hear. There are so few suppliers of chemicals now. I can see more people turning to DIY developers as off the shelf proprietary chemicals just seem to be on an inexorable rise in price
...
Forum: Introductions 26th October 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 122
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Dave. There are at least three things...

Welcome Dave. There are at least three things going for a bathroom: 1 running water with hot water on tap 2. Most are easy to black out 3. The most important for the next 6 months - it is inside the...
Forum: News and Announcements 26th October 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 116
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ian for this purpose is common table salt good...

Ian for this purpose is common table salt good enough or does it have to be pure salt minus what I understand to be additional ingredients to improve table salt's running properties?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th October 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By Mike O'Pray
No experience of this, Nick, but a number of...

No experience of this, Nick, but a number of things spring to mind with a negative. Depending on how bad the crease is pressing under a heavy book for a few days may work, especially if the negs were...
Forum: Photography in general 25th October 2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks his tips were worth listening to as well...

Thanks his tips were worth listening to as well as his reasons why he uses a relatively simple rangefinder. Not sure that Leica is the only camera that fits the bill :D

I also suspect that putting...
Forum: Cameras - small format 22nd October 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Mike O'Pray
On my keyboard Ctrl + R, Ctrl +F5 or F5 on its...

On my keyboard Ctrl + R, Ctrl +F5 or F5 on its own all seem to d the same thing which is refresh the page. I did try F5 on the day in question and it did not do as John suggested

I suppose the...
Forum: Cameras - small format 21st October 2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Svend so I am not going mad:D What...

Thanks Svend so I am not going mad:D

What was also strange is that normally on FADU once I post I cannot see my own post until someone else posts on that particular thread but on this occasion my...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 21st October 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 737
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Alex I imagine that what may be possible is an...

Alex I imagine that what may be possible is an enlargement of a 35mm or 120 neg onto the likes of X ray or litho film creating a positive then a contact print of that 8x10 film positive onto another...
Forum: Cameras - small format 21st October 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Mike O'Pray
There would appear to be a reply by Svend made...

There would appear to be a reply by Svend made after 2 o'clock this afternoon but it's nowhere to be seen on my FADU Mine ends with John King at 12:15 am

I have refreshed my screen but it makes no...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 21st October 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 737
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I had the same problem, Terry, when I tried to...

I had the same problem, Terry, when I tried to find the link between what you can find out about water in your area and its PH. I got so frustrated just going round in circles.

Maybe there is...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 19th October 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 737
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It will be interesting to see what the effects...

It will be interesting to see what the effects are in an area where the water is at worst neutral and possibly slightly acidic

It wasn't entirely clear to me if what was said was that acidic to...
Forum: Colour film 19th October 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The intro was quite good but it did get technical...

The intro was quite good but it did get technical and some of the "facts" such as the need to maintain the developer temperature to within 0.1 degree C might have be off putting to any newcomers...
Forum: Photography in general 18th October 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By Mike O'Pray
This may be case in the Oxford Don market, I fear...

This may be case in the Oxford Don market, I fear

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 16th October 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John's first sentence reminded me of the comment...

John's first sentence reminded me of the comment by the narrator close to the start about Mobberley's range of production facilities.

He seemed to be suggesting that Ilford make film, paper and...
Forum: Photography in general 16th October 2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Mike O'Pray
You have got to put this into perspective, Terry....

You have got to put this into perspective, Terry. There are some of us, well me anyway, who have this problem in spades. I can barely remember things from last week

:D

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 15th October 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Very watchable. It was the same emulsion manager ...

Very watchable. It was the same emulsion manager who gave the talk on the Ilford tours I went on

Very knowledgeable. He like most of the rest there have Ilford running through their veins. That...
Forum: Photography in general 15th October 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Mike O'Pray
That one sounds worth watching, David but I am...

That one sounds worth watching, David but I am not a subscriber to Prime so it'll have to wait

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 14th October 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry I was about to say the same until I got to...

Terry I was about to say the same until I got to the above section It would be interesting to see what he difference is in the renditions

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 14th October 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry, do you remember the British Gas advert...

Terry, do you remember the British Gas advert centred around "Cook, cook, cookability "

Well you certainly have "Stick, stick stickability" when it comes to this programme :D

So well done
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