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Forum: Colour film 2nd July 2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By alexmuir
Thanks, Jonathon. I noticed that the stabiliser...

Thanks, Jonathon. I noticed that the stabiliser has a tendency to froth, so I let it settle in a container whilst preparing, and developing the film. Iíll try your drying tips with the next film. ...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By alexmuir
I replaced the bungs on mine with a new set from...

I replaced the bungs on mine with a new set from Nova a few years ago. They perish after a while. It would be worth contacting them if new bungs are needed.
Alex


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Forum: Colour film 1st July 2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
I developed another film today in the Bellini...

I developed another film today in the Bellini kit. I used the original batch of stabiliser, but wiped the film between my fingers as it was hung up to dry. I was actually wearing very fine vinyl...
Forum: Colour film 30th June 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
Mike, the kit tells you it will do up to 16...

Mike, the kit tells you it will do up to 16 films. It suggests that the stabiliser can be re-used, but doesnít say for how many films. I take it that it doesnít exhaust as such, but it might be...
Forum: Colour film 30th June 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
I filtered the water to make the stabiliser...

I filtered the water to make the stabiliser solution. I think Iíll pick up some deionised water and make a new 5 litre batch before the next session.
Alex


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Forum: Colour film 29th June 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
Iím keeping mine in plastic chemical bottles....

Iím keeping mine in plastic chemical bottles. They are rectangular and have markings for volume. The neck is wide, maybe 10cm diameter. There is a separate inner lid that seals the bottle. I made up...
Forum: Colour film 29th June 2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
Hi Mike. Perhaps I can explain better how the kit...

Hi Mike. Perhaps I can explain better how the kit is used. The developer is a concentrate, to which you add water to make one litre. You use this for 16 films, then discard. The same way you can use...
Forum: Colour film 29th June 2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks to everyone for your advice. I will look...

Thanks to everyone for your advice. I will look at the bleach to see if it has any precipitate. I should perhaps have explained that the films looked fine when removed from the stabiliser and hung up...
Forum: Photography in general 29th June 2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks for posting this Nick. The pictures look...

Thanks for posting this Nick. The pictures look great, and I was not previously aware of this photographer.
Iíve ordered a copy of the book.
Alex


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Forum: Colour film 28th June 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
Hi John. The times are from the Bellini...

Hi John. The times are from the Bellini instructions. 3:15 Dev, 0:45 bleach, 3:00 fix. Maybe bleach and fix are more concentrated? I know another member here has used this kit with no problem,...
Forum: Colour film 28th June 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Mike. I will squeegee, or wipe the film as...

Thanks Mike. I will squeegee, or wipe the film as you suggest. I think removing the marks afterwards with alcohol is more likely to cause scratches than wiping when still wet.
Alex


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Forum: Colour film 28th June 2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
Since posting, I realised that I have some...

Since posting, I realised that I have some negatives freshly processed by Ag PhotoLab. I ran them through the same electronic device, and I can see that it is the problem.
Iíd still be keen to hear...
Forum: Colour film 28th June 2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Mike and Dave. Iíll try to put up a...

Thanks Mike and Dave. Iíll try to put up a picture of the negatives. I donít intend printing by chemical means at the moment, and I want to avoid talk about scanning, although I know that may be an...
Forum: Colour film 28th June 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By alexmuir
C41 problems

Iíve just developed my first two colour films using the Bellini kit. It consists of developer, bleach, fixer and stabiliser.
I made up the chemicals as directed, and heated them, except the...
Forum: Photography in general 26th June 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By alexmuir
That sounds like a plan, Ian. I should point out...

That sounds like a plan, Ian. I should point out that the method shown came to me from another person on this, or perhaps another forum. I found it difficult to believe that it works, but it does....
Forum: Photography in general 25th June 2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By alexmuir
I hope that makes sense! The pic shows 2x 4x5...

I hope that makes sense! The pic shows 2x 4x5 sheets in a Universal (2x35mm) tank. The sheets are sitting on their long edges. Agitation has to be gentle, and you need a full tank of chemicals.
If...
Forum: Photography in general 25th June 2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By alexmuir
Hi Ian. Does your orbital have the fins inside...

Hi Ian. Does your orbital have the fins inside the lid? I tried mine once, before I removed the fins, and I got some marks a bit like this on the negatives.
You can do 2x 4x5 sheets in a Paterson...
Forum: Darkroom 24th June 2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By alexmuir
You could use a cine lens, if you could find a...

You could use a cine lens, if you could find a mounting to fit your enlarger. The problem, however, is that these lenses are not designed for projection, or to produce a flat field. 110 film was very...
Forum: Photography in general 17th June 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By alexmuir
I used a plastic bag type cover made by Optech...

I used a plastic bag type cover made by Optech when following road cycling at the Commonwealth Games. The cover worked well, until I had to get the camera out to change film. Itís amazing how much...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 17th June 2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By alexmuir
I agree with Bob about the precision, and benefit...

I agree with Bob about the precision, and benefit of separate movements you have with a monorail camera. I have one, made by Horseman, and it has all the basic movements.
There is usually a good...
Forum: Darkroom 14th June 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By alexmuir
It sounds like a bulb issue, rather than the...

It sounds like a bulb issue, rather than the filters. Do the bulbs have a mirrored reflector, or are there mirrors, or other glass elements in the light path? It would be worth checking the condition...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th June 2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By alexmuir
I may be suffering a bit of deja vu, but Iím sure...

I may be suffering a bit of deja vu, but Iím sure someone posed exactly the same question very recently. I like FP4, but donít use it very often. HP5 is, apparently, the best selling B&W film. It...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 8th June 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By alexmuir
I have tried it, and I think I still have a box...

I have tried it, and I think I still have a box of 9x12Ē in stock. I havenít used enough of it, or recently to give a detailed opinion, but I did like it. You need to use a warm tone developer to get...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 8th June 2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By alexmuir
Ilford made, and I think still do, an RC version...

Ilford made, and I think still do, an RC version of their Warmtone paper. Have a look at the Harman site, or the sponsors who stock paper to see if itís still available.
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 8th June 2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By alexmuir
Compromise largish format

Jonathon, I would be inclined to go for one of the 6x9 cameras by Horseman, Wista etc that have some movements, but also a viewfinder. I have a 4x5 monorail camera which came with two 120 backs. I...
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