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Forum: Monochrome Film Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 65
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It would look as if the Tri-X price at Bristol...

It would look as if the Tri-X price at Bristol Cameras is the exception that proves the rule in that none of the rest of its films seem particularly more keenly priced that the average retail...
Forum: Colour film Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Mike O'Pray
That's looks to be the answer. It is amazing how...

That's looks to be the answer. It is amazing how often on another forum where hybrid processing is the king that scanning or scanners turn out to be the problem

I suspect that in the new world of...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes, sorry, it is the Adox instructions but on...

Yes, sorry, it is the Adox instructions but on the Fotoimpex site. Mind you it would seem sensible to carry it on the Adox site as well

Mike
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The link is an interesting read. A true all...

The link is an interesting read. A true all rounder

Mike
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Based on the thread on Photrio from which I may...

Based on the thread on Photrio from which I may have underestimated the seriousness of her being "ill" the speed of her death has come as a shock.

With the loss of her husband Roger Hicks quite...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nick, just in case you haven't looked Adox put...

Nick, just in case you haven't looked Adox put the Scala kit instructions on its website

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 24th November 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes. The instructions - the booklet which is...

Yes. The instructions - the booklet which is shipped with every SCALA kit - will also soon be available online as pdf.
Nick, the above is a quote from a Team Adox reply of 30 mins ago on Photrio....
Forum: Colour film 23rd November 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John I am clueless but just so I can be clear...

John I am clueless but just so I can be clear what have the past few C41 films been? Is it always the same or nearly the same 3-4 frames on each and so far none of the films have been free of this
...
Forum: Chemical formulae 22nd November 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,225
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have bought but not yet made up to stock...

I have bought but not yet made up to stock solution, Bromophen, forgetting I admit, George's comment all those years ago about it being so cold as to be icy at stock.

I certainly didn't buy it for...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Mike O'Pray
No but like almost all the analogue videos of...

No but like almost all the analogue videos of today you are relying on the inverted scans of the negs to represent what the subsequent prints might look like for film comparison purposes

If the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,913
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes the water method does appear to be a lot more...

Yes the water method does appear to be a lot more useful that I had imagined until I read Les McLean's book Creative B&W Photography and saw what he managed to do with it

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Tom Hardy is not a bad choice either, having seen...

Tom Hardy is not a bad choice either, having seen him in a number of films.

Sounds promising

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the link Rick. Once I started watching...

Thanks for the link Rick. Once I started watching I realised I had watched this before but given its length it repays a second viewing. I found that there were some film that I could eliminate...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Paul I can't believe that anybody is more...

Paul I can't believe that anybody is more paranoic about this than me but I suspect that it may not be as bad as it sounds. Printing "through it" as they say may well still you reasonable prints.
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,913
Posted By Mike O'Pray
My feeling as well John. Really it's the...

My feeling as well John. Really it's the adjustment for Ilford MG grade 5 filter that is the only important bit for those using split grade. It is only for "artistic effect that I can ever see anyone...
Forum: Monochrome Film 18th November 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,913
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty. It would still be nice if we had a...

Thanks Marty. It would still be nice if we had a member or members with actual experience. Based on the contrast and blacks of this new stuff on prints the necessity of needing grade 5 would be rare...
Forum: Monochrome Film 18th November 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,913
Posted By Mike O'Pray
No answers so far. Does this mean that no-one...

No answers so far. Does this mean that no-one here has yet to try a grade 5 MG filter on the new DELUXE paper?

If that is the case then can anyone comment on the logic of what I have written? As...
Forum: Monochrome Film 16th November 2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,913
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Today on Photrio I have asked about Ilford MG...

Today on Photrio I have asked about Ilford MG filters on exposure with Ilford's new MGV known as DELUXE Then I thought I could look for the answer here on FADU as I had probably asked it here on this...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 16th November 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Norm, no I haven't used the squares approach but...

Norm, no I haven't used the squares approach but I really haven't dabbled in split grade as much as I probably should. However I recall seeing an article in I think AP magazine many years ago that...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th November 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 664
Posted By Mike O'Pray
This may not be impossible but the difficulties...

This may not be impossible but the difficulties and cost in terms of time and effort would make it not worthwhile, Richard

Mike
Forum: News and Announcements 13th November 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th November 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 664
Posted By Mike O'Pray
An ES bulb is unfortunately no use in a Durst...

An ES bulb is unfortunately no use in a Durst enlarger that uses the tungsten/halogen bulb that has the fitting I mentioned. It might be that LEDs in the fitting that is needed will never be made as...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th November 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 664
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Richard, looking ahead, does the bulb you have...

Richard, looking ahead, does the bulb you have found have the kind of set-up you need if you have, as I do, the likes of a Durst dichroic head enlarger that takes bulbs with two male prongs into...
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th November 2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 664
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John, I know it is easy for me to now say that I...

John, I know it is easy for me to now say that I felt that something else must be wrong but when you mentioned the low grades that still didn't sort out the problem I did wonder

As I said the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th November 2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Richard, yes, I have noticed that as well :D ...

Richard, yes, I have noticed that as well :D

Mike
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